Five Injured in M42 Collisions

Friday, 7th February 2014

Five people have been injured, one seriously in three separate collisions on the M42 Motorway in the region since yesterday evening

Three people were injured, one seriously, in two road traffic collisions that happened near Birmingham Airport last night and a further two have been taken to hospital this morning following a six vehicle collision further down the network.

Yesterdays Incidents
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the first two incidents on the A45 at 7.40pm last night, Thursday 6th February.

Two rapid response vehicles, one staffed by a paramedic area support officer, attended along with three ambulances.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“The first collision at the junction with Catherine de Barnes Lane, involved a minibus, a people carrier and a car.

“A man in his fifies who was a passenger on the minibus had serious injuries to both legs. One was broken, the other was suspected to be broken and had a deep cut. His legs were splinted, he was given pain relief and was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The woman driver of the car involved had back pain, was cut free from her car and was immobilised as a precaution before being taken to Heartlands Hospital. All six occupants of the people carrier were checked over and discharged at the scene.

“Approx. a hundred metres away, along the A45, there was a second collision. A passenger in one of the cars involved in this collision was complaining of spinal tenderness. She was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Heartlands Hospital.”

WMP police cars responding to incidentThis Mornings Incidents
Two people were taken to hospital following a six vehicle collision.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 3a – 3 on the northbound carriageway of the M42 at just before 7am.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision involving six vehicles. Three patients were treated from separate vehicles.

“The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a wrist injury.

“A woman in her forties was treated for neck and back pain. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board. Both patients were conveyed to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

“A third patient was assessed by ambulance crews at the scene before being released.”