Motorist walks away uninjured despite car overturning on M42

Wednesday 1st July 2015 – 4.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Lucky Escape M42 1 July 2015

A motorist has been incredibly lucky to walk away uninjured after his car left the motorway and came to rest on its roof at the bottom of an embankment near Redditch this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M42 westbound between junctions 3 and 2 shortly after 8.30am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had reportedly rolled down a steep embankment after leaving the motorway, ending up on its roof.

“The driver, a man in his 40s, had managed to free himself from the vehicle and was conscious throughout.

“Crews had to battle through thick hedges and shrubbery in order to reach the man, whilst the air ambulance was able to land on a field nearby where the vehicle had come to rest.

“The man was assessed, but incredibly walked away uninjured, bar a small graze to his arm and did not require transporting to hospital.

“Given the nature of the incident and the fact the car has overturned, the man is fortunate not to have suffered more significant injuries.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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