Three lucky to survive M40 crash

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Two men and woman were lucky to survive after the vehicle they were travelling in ended up upside down in a water filled ditch.

The incident happened on the M40 Northbound, between junctions 11 and 12, Avon Dassett at around 4.50am today (Tuesday).

An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene along with an ambulance crew from South Central Ambulance Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the occupants of the car had managed to get out of the vehicle and were on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

“The car they were travelling in had left the road, travelled up a steep grass embankment, down the other side and rolled over, coming to rest upside down in a water filled ditch.

“The two men and one woman, all believed to be in their 20’s, had suffered multiple minor injuries in the crash including a minor head injury, a wrist injury and back pain.

“All three received treatment at the scene by medics and were transferred by ambulances to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

“The 999 call was made using an emergency phone at the side of the motorway as all three of their mobile phones had become water damaged in the crash and were rendered unusable.

“Considering the car came to rest on its roof in a water filled ditch, the occupants are fortunate that they had suffered only minor injuries in the crash and were able to quickly get themselves out of the vehicle.”