18th Nov, 2019

Couple walk away from M5 caravan crash

Worcester Editorial 16th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN ELDERLY couple miraculously walked away from this crash on the M5 motorway near Worcester.

The pair were towing a caravan with their 4×4 vehicle when it overturned and slid down an embankment between junctions 6 and 7 about 1.55pm today (Monday).

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Trusts HART team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene to find both occupants trapped in the Land Rover.

Fire crews spent about 30 minutes cutting them out, but they had only suffered minor injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had been in collision with the central reservation and also a Land Rover defender towing a caravan that had overturned and travelled down an embankment.

“The vehicle came to rest on its roof in extremely thick brambles around 25ft below the motorway.

“The occupants of the Land Rover were trapped for around 30 minutes but had suffered only minor injuries. With the assistance of the fire service the man and woman were both extricated from the vehicle.

“The couple, believed to be in their 60s, both received treatment for minor cuts and bruises at the scene by medics. Following treatment both were discharged and didn’t require treatment at hospital.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 30’s, also suffered minor injuries and after treatment from paramedics was discharged.

“Considering the mechanics of the accident and the distance the vehicle has travelled, the couple are extremely fortunate not to have been more seriously injured.”

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