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Lucky escape for lorry driver in crash in south Warwickshire

The scene of the crash on the M40 in south Warwickshire. Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The scene of the crash on the M40 in south Warwickshire. Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

A lorry was destroyed in a crash near Gaydon on Monday - but luckily, no one was hurt.

The crash occurred on the M40 northbound, near junction 12 and the Warwick Services, at around 10.15am.

An ambulance crews arrived to find a lorry that had left the motorway, travelled down an embankment, through a fence and overturned in a field.

The driver, a man in his 40s, had got himself out of the lorry and received treatment at the scene for minor injuries including a laceration to his back. He was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

An ambulance spokesman said: “Considering the nature of the crash and the damage to the lorry, the driver was extremely lucky not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”

 
 
 

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