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Long delays as air ambulance sent to M6 crash near Stafford

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | News | Published:

A man was taken to hospital after multi-car crash on the M6 near Stafford.

An air ambulance at the scene of the crash. Photo: CMPG

Delays of up to 60 minutes were reported southbound from Junction 14 to 13 as a result of the four-vehicle collision which happened just before 1pm.

One patient, a man, was taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton by land ambulance with injuries "not believed to be life-threatening".

An air ambulance was sent to the scene but was not needed to transport any casualties.

Claire Brown, spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called at 12.56pm to reports of a multi-vehicle RTC on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 14 and 13 in Stafford.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene. Two patients were assessed and one patient, a man, was conveyed to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance with injuries not believed to life-threatening."

One lane was closed as a result of the crash but all lanes are now back open.

Highways England warned drivers to avoid the area while emergency services dealt with the crash, with seven miles of congestion up to the crash scene and average speeds of just 5pm in the approach to Junction 13.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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