A PROPERLY-fastened car seat help prevent a child from being more seriously injured after the car he was travelling in left the M40, fell 15ft down an embankment and crashed into a tree.
Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway of the motorway between junction 15 for the Longbridge Island and junction 16 for Henley around 1.45pm on Sunday (January 3).
A spokesman for WMAS said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car had suffered significant damage to the side of the vehicle after leaving the main carriageway, travelling approximately 15ft down an embankment and colliding with a tree.
“There were four patients, one of whom, a young boy, was trapped in the vehicle. Once medics had assessed him, he was assisted out with the help of the fire service.”
The ambulance service said the fact he was properly fastened into a car seat had helped him to avoid more serious injuries.
A young teenage girl was treated for a suspected broken arm while another young girl was also treated for very minor injuries.
The driver of the car – a woman believed to be in her 30s – also received treatment for minor injuries.
All four passengers were taken to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.