A lorry driver was trapped for approximately one hour and 45 minutes this morning after his vehicle left the M6 motorway, collided with a tree and ended up down an embankment.
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) was called to the incident, which happened on the northbound side of the motorway between junctions 13 and 14, at 6.05am
WMAS sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford in a rapid response car to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“On arrival, crews discovered one patient, a man, who was the lorry driver.
“He was trapped inside the cab of his lorry as a result of the damage caused in the incident.
“Ambulance staff assessed the man and continually monitored him while working closely with the fire service to free him.
“He was able to walk out of his cab himself after the fire service had cut parts of it away, before receiving treatment for potentially serious injuries and being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”