WEST Midlands Ambulance Service has since confirmed that one man has died and five people were injured in two separate accidents on the M40 last night (Monday, September 21).
West Midlands Ambulance Service was first called to a crash involving multiple vehicles on the northbound carriageway of the M40 between junctions 12 and 13, Leamington Spa, at 11.05pm. Two paramedic officers, four ambulances and a critical care paramedic from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.
In their latest statement, a spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found the driver of one HGV, a man, with serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked closely with fire service colleagues to carefully extricate him from the vehicle whilst he continued to receive trauma care from the team of ambulance staff. Once released, the man was taken by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that nothing could be done to save the driver of one HGV, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene. The driver of a second HGV, a man, was described as ‘walking wounded’ and received treatment on scene before being taken to Warwick Hospital. A car driver involved in the collision, who had suffered minor injuries, was assessed by SCAS colleagues before being discharged on scene.”
At 12.25am in the early hours of today (Tuesday), ambulance staff received a second 999 call reporting a separate collision on the same stretch of the northbound carriageway of the M40, this time just before Warwick Services. An ambulance, paramedic officer and a vehicle from South Central Ambulance Service responded to the scene.