Truck and coach ‘end up down embankment’ in M6 crash

A truck and coach reportedly left the carriageway following a collision on the M6. Police, firefighters and paramedics – including the air ambulance – were called out to the southbound carriageway through Stoke-on-Trent at 11.50am yesterday. But despite the crash there were no serious injuries. One witness said the vehicles ended up off the carriageway.

Writing on StokeonTrentLive’s Facebook page, she said: “Hope the coach driver was okay. Both ended up down the embankment of our farm. Air ambulance landed in our field.”

READ: Six weeks of roadworks on Smallthorne roundabouts West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer, a doctor and the air ambulance – with two paramedics on board – to the scene. A spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find both drivers out of their vehicles and on the hard shoulder.

Following assessment by ambulance staff, both were found with minor injuries. The HGV driver declined further hospital treatment and was discharged at the scene. The bus driver was conveyed by land ambulance to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further checks.”

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Kidsgrove, Newcastle and Sandyford to the scene – and found nobody was trapped. All three lanes of the southbound carriageway – between Junctions 15 and 16 – were shut off at around 12.10pm. As reported by StokeonTrentLive at the time lanes gradually reopened in the following hours – with long delays through the area.

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