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MARS attends major incident on M5

Dr Malcolm Russell, in his role as a MARS doctor, attended a serious road traffic incident on Friday 30th May in which three people died.

Dr Russell arrived at the scene on the M5 near Tewkesbury where there were a further 15 casualties and a number of entrapments in nine other vehicles. The emergency services worked together to manage this difficult situation and the County Air Ambulance played an important role in transporting the first casualty to hospital. Dr Russell assessed and treated other survivors and accompanied the most serious to Selly Oak Hospital in a police helicopter.

The incident occurred shortly before 7.30pm when a van, carrying beer barrels, crashed through the central barrier of the motorway and collided head-on with a Mitsubishi Colt car. A woman and an 11yr old child were also seriously injured.

BBC News - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/7428999.stm