Child, 8, tragically killed and two seriously injured in horror M6 crash

A M6 lorry driver has been arrested after an eight-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the major motorway in Birmingham.

The child from Leicester was pronounced dead at the scene after the lorry smashed into the Toyota Yaris, which is believed to have been parked on the hard shoulder between Junctions 5 and 6 southbound in Birmingham.

Police have arrested a 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police said a 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is said to have been uninjured in the crash.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three patients, all of whom had been travelling in the car.

“The boy was found to be in cardiac arrest and ambulance staff immediately began CPR.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man, believed to be in his 60s, was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was treated for a leg injury.

“They were both taken to Heartlands Hospital in the same ambulance.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A spokesman for the service said: “Crews arrived to find three patients, all of whom had been travelling in the car.

“The boy was found to be in cardiac arrest and ambulance staff immediately began CPR.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/967991/M6-traffic-news-road-accident-police-incident-birmingham-lorry-car-crash
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-boy-8-dies-after-12631413

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