30th Mar, 2017

M40 crash sees man rescued through boot of car

Leamington Editorial 21st May, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN had to be freed through the boot of his car when it ended up on its roof after a crash on the M40.

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway between junction 12 for Gaydon and 11 for Banbury shortly after 1.50pm on Wednesday (May 20).

It is believed the car left the road, had gone up an embankment before rolling back down and landing on its roof.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a car that had come to rest on its roof.

“The driver and sole occupant of the car – a man in his 40s – was trapped in the vehicle and crews worked carefully with the fire service to free him through the boot.

“He was assessed and treated for minor injuries to his neck and back before being immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution.”

He was then taken to Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire.

The spokesman added: “Considering how his car came to rest, the man is extremely lucky not to have suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”