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M6 crash

Paramedics are at the scene of a crash between a coach and a lorry on the M6 near Stafford.

More than 40 people needed assessment by ambulance staff this afternoon following an RTC involving a coach on the M6 in Stafford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the police at 12.5pm to reports of a collision involving a coach and a lorry between junctions 14 and 13 of the M6. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The emergency services arrived to find a coach which had collided with a lorry.

“A total of 43 people from the coach were assessed by ambulance staff on scene. Eight elderly patients suffered minor injuries and were discharged on scene. A ninth patient, an elderly woman, was given treatment by ambulance staff for injuries not believed to be serious before she was taken to New Cross Hospital for further checks.

“The coach passengers were safely moved off the damaged vehicle and onto a replacement coach, with help from all three emergency services, so that they could continue their journey.”

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