Two hurt after car rolls over at Catthorpe

By Dan Santy Thursday 04 October 2012 Updated: 09/10 09:32

TWO women are in hospital after their car hit a lorry and ended up on its roof on the M6 near Catthorpe yesterday (Thursday).

Their car collided with a lorry, went through the central reservation and rolled over at around 8.30am on the northbound carriageway between the Catthorpe interchange and junction one at Rugby.

The two women in the car suffered bad injuries - but a 14-month-old boy travelling with them escaped unhurt after his car seat protected him.

The smash closed the M6 northbound and caused heavy tailbacks on the northbound M1 back from junction 19.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival crews found a car that had been in collision with a lorry, hit the central reservation and rolled over ending up on its roof. It had suffered very significant damage.

"A 29-year-old woman was complaining of severe back pain. She was given pain relief and was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

"The second woman in the car, who was 25-years-old, had shoulder pain and was taken to the same hospital.

“The 14-month-old boy in the car was uninjured. Crews at the scene said the car seat he was in had done an excellent job in protecting him.

"The man driving the lorry was uninjured."

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