A Lichfield woman has had a lucky escape after the car she was in crashed and rolled over on the M6 at Great Barr.

The M6 at Great Barr
The M6 at Great Barr

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway between junctions seven and six at 8.30pm last night.

An ambulance and a paramedic manager were sent to the scene after a number of 999 calls.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“When crews arrived they found a car upside down.  The central reservation had also suffered damage. The driver, a 36-year-old Lichfield woman, was held upside down by her seatbelt in the car.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to free her, but it was 30 minutes before she could be extricated. Despite the damage to the vehicle, the woman suffered no obvious injuries.  As a precaution, she was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to City Hospital for further assessment.

“The crash did have a knock on effect to other motorway traffic; long delays built up after the crash blocked the two outside lanes of the southbound carriageway.”


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