Woman escapes serious injury after car catches fire on M40

The car which caught fire on the M40 yesterday. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The car which caught fire on the M40 yesterday. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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A woman has escaped serious injury despite her car being destroyed in a fire on the southbound M40 motorway yesterday (Tuesday February 21).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a lorry between junction 13 Bishops Tachbrook and junction 12 Gaydon, at 11.35am.

The interior of the car after the fire was put out. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The interior of the car after the fire was put out. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene crews discovered a lorry and a car that had been in collision, the latter of which was ablaze.

“Thankfully, the driver, a woman believed to be in her 20s, had already got out of the vehicle prior to it setting on fire.

“She was treated by ambulance crews for back pain suffered in the collision and given pain relief before being transported to Warwick Hospital for further assessment.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”