Children among those treated after crash on M40 near Warwick

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service
Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service
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Three children were among the four patients treated by ambulance crews after a car came off the M40 near Warwick and hit a tree yesterday (Sunday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 16, just before the M42 interchange at 1.45pm.

Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that 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.

“He was then treated for minor injuries and transported to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.

“The fact he was properly fastened into a car seat appears to have helped him avoid more serious injuries in the collision.

“A young teenage girl was treated for a suspected broken arm whilst another young girl was treated for very minor injuries.

“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30s, also received treatment for minor injuries and along with all other patients, was taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.”