Netizen 24 GBR: Boy, 8, dies after lorry smashes into car on motorway hard shoulder of M6 during rush hour

By On June 01, 2018

Boy, 8, dies after lorry smashes into car on motorway hard shoulder of M6 during rush hour

An eight-year-old boy has died after a lorry crashed into a car on a motorway hard shoulder during rush hour.

Police were called to a collision on the M6 in Birmingham after a lorry collided with a Toyota Yaris, which is believed to have stopped on the hard shoulder.

Paramedics rushed to the scene at around 7.30pm last night to find the boy - said to be from Leicester - was in cardiac arrest.

Tragically nothing could be done to save him, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

A man in his 60s was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, in her 20s, was also treated for a leg injury after they were taken to Heartlands Hospital.

Police said a 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is said to have been uninjured in the crash.

A West Mid lands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find three patients, all of whom had been travelling in the car.

"The boy was found to be in cardiac arrest and ambulance staff immediately began CPR.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

"A man, believed to be in his 60s, was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for a leg injury.

"They were both taken to Heartlands Hospital in the same ambulance.

"The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident."

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s were taken to Heartlands Hospital

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A spokesman for the service said: “Crews arrived to find three patients, all of whom had been travelling in the car.

“The boy was found to be in cardiac arrest and ambulance staff immediately began CPR.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man, believed to be in his 60s, was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for a leg injury. They were both taken to Heartlands Hospital in the same ambulance.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

Source: Google News

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