Lucky escape for motorists as six cars collide on M40 near Warwick

Six motorists were lucky to escape without any life- threatening injuries after a six-car crash on the M40 near Warwick. Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Six motorists were lucky to escape without any life- threatening injuries after a six-car crash on the M40 near Warwick. Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Six motorists were lucky to escape more serious injuries following a six-car road traffic collision on the M40 near Warwick last night (Tuesday).

The incident took place on the southbound carriageway, between junctions 16 and 15, at approximately 9.55pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

The police and fire services were also in attendance together with the Highways Agency.

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.”