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40 passengers assessed following M6 crash involving coach and lorry

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

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 14 for Acton Gate and 13 for Stafford South and around 1pm this afternoon (13 September).

Fire crews from Stafford, Longton and Barton were sent to the scene.

Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service alsi attended.

A WMAS 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.”

Two lanes remain closed, and there are currently delays of more than an hour.

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