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Woman and four children in hospital after M6 collision

A woman and four children have been taken to hospital after a collision on the M6 motorway in Birmingham.

Two boys and a girl, all aged between eight and 11, and a toddler, were taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with another.

The driver of the car carrying the children - a woman in her 40s - was also taken to City Hospital, paramedics said.

The accident happened on the northbound slip road at the junction of the A38M.

The woman's car is said to have hit a crash barrier at about 12:45 GMT.

It is unclear whether her car hit the barrier before or after it collided with the other car.

'Lost consciousness'

No one in the second car was taken to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a significant collision. One car had also been in collision with a barrier and suffered extensive damage.

"Three ambulances and an incident support officer attended the scene.

"Two boys and a girl, all believed to be between eight and 11 years old, were treated at the scene for multiple minor injuries and immobilised using spinal boards and neck collars.

"Two of the children were believed to have suffered a brief loss of consciousness in the crash.

"The fourth child, believed to be between 12 and 18 months, and the driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, were both checked over at the scene by ambulance crews. Both were transferred by ambulance to the same hospital as a precaution."

The spokesman said the children "were using appropriate safety seats and wearing seat belts".

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