Man rescued through boot after car lands on roof

Wednesday 20th May 2015 – 5.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man, who has been extremely fortunate to escape serious injury, had to be freed from his car via the boot after it came to rest on its roof on the M40 this afternoon.

The incident took place on the southbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 shortly after 1.50pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover a car that had come to rest on its roof. According to bystanders, it had left the road and gone up an embankment, before rolling back down and landing 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. He was immobilised as a precaution with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire.

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


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