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Medics treated 'significant' injuries at M5 crash scene

Medics treated "significant" head and limb injuries after a crash on the M5, Steve Wheaton of the West Midlands Ambulance Service has said.

One person died and a further 39 people were injured, but he said the outcome could have been far worse.

"It was very, very foggy at the time the incident occurred.

"Fortunately, in many ways, whilst we have had a fatality and some serious injuries, the motorway was reasonably quiet at that time in the morning, so further loss of life or serious casualties may have been avoided".

  • 24 Mar 2012
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