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Lucky escape for driver in motorway smash

Lucky escape for driver in motorway smash Lucky escape for driver in motorway smash
Updated: 9:05 am, Jul 02, 2015

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car ended up on its roof at the bottom of a motorway embankment near Redditch.

Ambulance crews were called to the M42 between junctions 3 and 2 following reports a car had left the motorway about 8.30am today (Wednesday).

The vehicle, driven by a man in his 40s, had rolled down a steep verge before landing on its roof.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

Amazingly the man managed to free himself from the vehicle and was conscious on arrival.

A spokesman said: “Crews had to battle through thick hedges and shrubbery in order to reach the man, whilst the air ambulance was able to land on a field nearby where the vehicle had come to rest.

“The man was assessed, but incredibly walked away uninjured, bar a small graze to his arm and did not require transporting to hospital.

“Given the nature of the incident and the fact the car overturned, the man is fortunate not to have suffered more significant injuries.”

 

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