A MAN has been seriously injured after his lorry overturned on the M42 motorway this morning near Redditch.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 3 and 3A on the M42, at 11.44am and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a senior paramedic, a BASICS doctor and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.
“On arrival crews discovered two patients. The driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was trapped in his cab as a result of the incident,” said a spokesperson.
“Ambulance staff assessed him and then worked closely with fire service colleagues to help him out of the vehicle.
“He received specialist trauma care for a serious arm injury before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance. The doctor travelled with the patient to help continue treatment en-route.
“A second patient, who was also in the lorry, avoided injury in the incident and was discharged at the scene.”
The incident caused considerable delays on the motorway but Highwways West Midlands reports these are now clearing.