From West Midlands Ambulance Service:

A woman has been taken to hospital after the car she was driving overturned on the M5.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 3, near to Frankley services, shortly after 7.10pm this (Friday 15th July) evening.

Two ambulances, an off duty paramedic, a rapid response vehicle carrying an incident support officer and an immediate care nurse, the West Midlands CARE Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle that had overturned.

“The driver, a woman believed to be in her 20’s, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 45 minutes. Once freed the woman was treated at the scene for head, arm and suspected spinal injuries.

“The casualty was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, via land ambulance, for further assessment and treatment. A doctor from the CARE Team travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical care whilst on route to hospital.

“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the woman and of her injuries.”


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