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25th May, 2022

Lucky escape for driver as car crashes down an embankment on the M42 between Hopwood and Portway

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after a crash on the M42  this morning which left a car down an embankment.

Fire crews from Redditch and Bromsgrove attended the incident which happened at 8am and involved just one vehicle careering of the carriageway between Junction 2 (Hopwood) and Junction 3 (Portway).

Firefighters helped the man out of the car and he was lifted on a stretcher by West Midlands Ambulance paramedics up the bank.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said one ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

“We’ve treated a man for injuries not believed to be serious and he was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.”

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