Monday 5th August 2013 – 9.24pm – Murray MacGregor.
A family of four have had an incredibly lucky escape after their car left a Warwickshire motorway and ended up in the middle of some very prickly hawthorn bushes.
The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the M42 shortly before junction 10 at around 7.15pm on Monday evening.
Initial calls suggested that the car had gone on fire. As a result the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, an ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Thankfully on arrival, the situation proved to be rather different. The silver car had left the motorway to the nearside, narrowly missing the ARMCO barrier and gone up an embankment into some very prickly bushes and then toppled over onto the driver’s side.
“The occupants, a mother and father with two children, both girls, one in her teens and the other aged about 6 years were able to clamber out of the vehicle through the passenger side door.
“Amazingly, none were injured other than a little muscular pain. In fact, they almost suffered more serious injuries getting through the bushes than from the actual crash.
“All four were assessed at the scene but were discharged.”