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M42 crash near Tamworth - seven taken to hospital

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: September 16, 2013

M42 crash near Tamworth - seven taken to hospital

M42 crash near Tamworth - seven taken to hospital

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Seven people were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the M42 near Tamworth last night (Sunday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M42 southbound between junction 11 and 10 just after 6pm.

Three ambulances, including two from East Midlands Ambulance Service; a paramedic officer together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a two-car road traffic collision in which one of the vehicles reportedly overturned and caught fire on the M42.

“One male and six females including an 11-year old, all travelling in one vehicle managed to extricate themselves before crews arrived.

"They were all assessed at the scene by ambulance staff. Four patients were treated for neck pain and three others received minor injuries.

"The female driver of the second car involved was assessed at the scene before being released.

“All the patients were taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton for further assessment and treatment.”

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