18th Aug, 2019

Car crash on M40 leaves boy trapped and three injured

Lauren Jeal 4th Jan, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A CAR crash on the M40 has left a woman and three children injured, including a young boy who was trapped in the vehicle and had to be released by firefighters.

Emergency services, including Midlands Air Ambulance, were called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 16, just before the M42 interchange, at 1.45pm yesterday (Sunday), after the car collided with a tree 15ft down an embankment.

An ambulance spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had suffered significant damage to the side of the vehicle after leaving the main carriageway.

“There were four patients, one of whom, a young boy, was trapped in the vehicle.

“Once medics had assessed him, he was assisted out with the help of the fire service. He was then treated for minor injuries and transported to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.

“The fact he was properly fastened into a car seat appears to have helped him avoid more serious injuries in the collision.

“A young teenage girl was treated for a suspected broken arm whilst another young girl was also treated for very minor injuries.

“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30s, also received treatment for minor injuries and along with all other patients, was taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.”

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