16th Feb, 2019

Lorry driver taken to hospital after HGV overturned on the M5 in between Worcester and Droitwich

A LORRY driver was taken to hospital after the HGV he was driving collided with the central reservation on the M5 between Worcester and Droitwich and overturned.

The incident happened at 7.59pm last night (Thursday) on the northbound carriageway and another lorry and car were also involved in the crash.

When the emergency services got there the man, who was in his 50s, had already got himself out of his cab.

He was checked at the scene by paramedics and had sustained hand, leg and suspected pelvic injuries.

After being given pain relief at the scene he was immobilised and taken by ambulance to the trauma unit at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said an ambulance, paramedic officer, MERIT trauma team and air crew from Strensham in a car all attended.

A crew from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was also sent to the scene and made the vehicles safe before the carriageway was checked over by Highways officers.

Traffic was moving again by 8.51pm.


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