September 29th, 2016

Lucky escape following six car M40 crash

Updated: 4:04 pm, May 07, 2015

AMBULANCE chiefs say motorists were “extremely lucky” to escape more serious injuries following a six-car crash on the M40.

It happened on the southbound carriageway between Longbridge island and the Lapworth turn off just before 10pm on Tuesday night.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find six cars that had been involved in a serious collision, some of which had suffered significant damage.

“All of the cars had single occupants, three of whom required treatment from ambulance staff.

“A woman in her 20s had suffered a fractured arm. She had her arm put in a splint and was given pain relief before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

“A second woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered minor leg, rib and neck injuries. She was immobilised as a precaution with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also taken to Warwick Hospital.

“Finally, a man in his 30s, was treated for a minor head injury before being discharged on scene.

“Given the nature of the incident, the number of vehicles involved and the location, it is extremely lucky that nobody suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”

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