Given the level of damage to the vehicle, the driver was very lucky to escape with such minor injuries

M40 Jnc 12-11 (15-07-14)

Tuesday 15th July 2014 – 7.35pm – Murray MacGregor.

A driver has been exceptionally lucky to escape serious injuries after the ‘pick-up truck’ he was in, rolled over several times on the M40 motorway in Warwickshire.

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway just before junction 11 at just before 2.55pm on Tuesday afternoon.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff were told that there had been a collision between two vehicles which resulted in one rolling over several times coming to rest in the middle lane of the motorway.

“The driver, a 47 year old man managed to get himself out of the vehicle, despite the roof being pushed down.

“The man was complaining of neck and back pain but had no other apparent injuries. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by ambulance to the Horton Hospital in Banbury for further assessment and treatment.

“Given the damage to the vehicle, there is no doubt that the level of injury could have been significantly more serious than it was.”

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