October 22nd, 2016

M6 rush hour chaos after two crashes in 20 minutes

Updated: 4:29 pm, May 07, 2015

MOTORISTS on the M6 endured rush hour chaos this morning (Thursday) after two separate crashes on both carriageways.

Six people needed emergency treatment after two crashes north of Coventry in the space of 20 minutes.

The first saw four cars in a smash between junctions 3 and 3a shortly before 7.30am. The second, at 7.50am, happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 and saw a man and young girl involved.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said five ambulances and support officers were needed for the incidents.

A woman had to be cut from her car in the first crash while three others – two women and a man – were also taken to hospital.

The spokeswoman added: “In a separate collision on the opposite carriageway, ambulance staff treated a man and a young girl.

“Upon assessment, the man was found to have sustained neck pain and once immobilised he was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The young girl didn’t require hospital treatment.”