Serious crash on M40 after car travels wrong way

Sunday 20th September 2015 – 8.45am – John Hawker.

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A 999 call was received this morning to the M40 southbound, between junction 15 and 16, to reports of a serious RTC following a car travelling the wrong way on the motorway.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene at 6.15am this morning. It was very foggy when crews arrived at the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that is believed to have mistakenly joined the motorway the wrong way and subsequently been in a serious collision with two other vehicles.

“The car believed to be travelling the wrong way, driven by an elderly gentleman, came to rest up a grass embankment following the crash. The man had suffered a small head laceration, further minor injuries and was shaken up. He was treated at the scene by medics and with the doors of the vehicle unable to be opened was released by the Fire Service.

“Once out, the man received further treatment by ambulance crews and due to the mechanism of the crash was transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.

“The occupants of two further vehicles involved in the crash, a man in his 40’s and a man in his 50’s, were both checked over by ambulance crews but were uninjured and discharged.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash and the damage to the vehicles, the three men are extremely lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries.”


We have no further details on this incident.

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