Lorry and coach in serious crash on M5 near Frankley

By Tristan Harris 24/03 Updated: 24/03 17:52

ONE PERSON has died and two have been seriously injured in a crash on the M5 near Frankley Services this morning (Saturday).

The motorway has been closed in both directions from Junction 3 (Halesowen) and Junction 4 (Lydiate Ash) after the crash, which involved a coach and a lorry and happened in thick fog on the southbound carriageway.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) spokesperson said, in total, 40 people had been treated at the scene of the crash.

She added six ambulances, three ambulance officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team, three BASICS (British Association of Immediate Care Schemes) doctors, a Medical Incident Officer Doctor and two patient transport vehicles were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a coach and a lorry that had been in collision.

"Twenty- seven of those have now been conveyed to hospitals around the region including Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, City Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and Sandwell Hospital.

“Unfortunately one patient, believed to have been travelling on the coach at the time of the incident, was confirmed deceased at the scene.”

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