Thursday 26th December 2013 – 6.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A driver of a car involved in a significant road traffic collision this morning has luckily escaped any serious injuries.
A senior paramedic officer from West Midlands Ambulance Service came across the incident on the northbound carriageway of the M5, between junctions 2 – 1, shortly before 9.25am this morning. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An ambulance officer came across a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle on the M5 this morning.
“The car, which had been carrying a single occupant at the time of the incident, was found to have been in collision with the central reservation. The vehicle had sustained extensive damage, with the engine of the car found on the opposite carriageway.
“The driver, a 24 year old woman, was treated at the scene for minor chest and facial injuries before being conveyed to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“Considering the damage caused to the vehicle in the crash and the debris on the motorway, it was fortunate that both the driver of the vehicle and passing motorists didn’t suffer more serious injuries.”
Notes to editors: A picture of the incident can be downloaded. If used, West Midlands Ambulance Service should be credited.