Monday 2nd December 2013 – 4.30pm – John Hawker.
The driver of a heavy goods vehicle was extremely fortunate not to have been seriously injured following a crash on the motorway this morning.
The crash occurred on the M40, Northbound, near junction 12 and the Warwick Services at around 10.15am. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry that had left the motorway, travelled down an embankment, through a fence and overturned in a field.
“The lorry driver, a man in his 40’s, had got himself out of the lorry and received treatment at the scene for minor injuries including a laceration to his back.
“He was transferred by ambulance to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.
“Considering the nature of the crash and the damage to the HGV the driver was extremely lucky not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”