Lucky motorist escapes serious injuries in M40 crash


A woman whose car hit the central reservation of the M40 after a collision with an HGV, has escaped with almost no injury.

The incident, which left her car with significant damage, happened at about 8.30am this morning (Thursday) on the M40 northbound just after Junction 12.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.  In addition two off duty staff from East Midlands and South Central Ambulance Services stopped to offer assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had suffered very significant damage down the nearside, but the driver’s side had escaped the worst of it.  This allowed the 30-year-old woman from Slough to get out of the vehicle unaided.

“In addition, the crash damaged the central reservation and left debris on both the southbound and northbound carriageways.

“Considering the damage to the car, the woman escaped with remarkably minor injuries.  She had a minor injury to her shoulder, face and a hand.

“Due to the nature of the crash, she was taken by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital for further assessment.”

The incident triggered a full closure to be put in place at junction 12 while the vehicles were recovered.

Two lanes currently remain closed on the going southbound, while one lane is closed northbound.