M5 lorry driver collapses and dies at the wheel

A lorry driver has died after a having a suspected medical emergency while driving on the M5 in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 6.55am today to reports a HGV had crashed into the barriers on the M5 at Junction 1 near West Bromwich.

They sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a critical care paramedic and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived, they found a man, who was the driver of the lorry in a critical condition, with bystander CPR already in progress.

“Crews took over treatment, with the critical care paramedic administering advanced life support to the patient.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

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