2 car motorway collision causes serious injuries

An Air ambulance had to be called after a serious accident occurred on a major motorway at around 7.30 am. The motorway had to be closed in both directions to allow the Air Ambulance to land in order to transport a badly injured woman. The serious accident occurred after two cars collided whilst travelling northbound resulting in a woman going through the windscreen and landing 30 feet from her car. The woman, thought to be in her 20s, suffered serious head and back injuries and had to be transported quickly to a trauma unit.  The accident was so violent that the engine of one cars involved had been completely ripped out and thrown over 100 meters away from the resting vehicle.

An Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Crews discovered two cars that had been involved in a significant collision, one of which had seen the engine ripped out after colliding with a barrier.

“There were three women travelling in that vehicle, one of whom had been ejected through the windscreen as a result of the incident.

“The woman had a reduced level of consciousness and had suffered serious head and back injuries.”

The woman’s injuries, whilst very serious, were not thought to be life threatening. The two other occupants of the car sustained head and back injuries but not to the same extent as the occupant who was found outside the car. The male driver of the other vehicle also suffered head and chest injuries and is being treated in Hospital for his injuries, which are also not thought to be life threatening.

The spokesperson added: “Despite one of the women having suffered serious injuries, all three are incredibly lucky not to have suffered life-threatening injuries given the nature of the collision.

“The emergency services worked extremely well together at the incident with particular thanks going to the fire service for their assistance in treating two of the patients.

“The incident caused the motorway to be closed in both directions, leading to a build-up of traffic problems in both directions.”


Road traffic accidents frequently happen during rush hour. That busy time when lots of drivers are on the road at the same time, trying to get to a place of work on a strict deadline. Care is not always taken to look properly at junctions, judge vehicle speeds and rash decisions can be made when under pressure.

If you have had an accident that was not your fault and you suffered whiplash or injuries to your neck, head or back as a result of a collision then you may be entitled to car accident compensation for your pain and suffering or any loss of earnings. Contact our specialist solicitors at Claimant Law and have a free consultation to find out if you have a viable car accident claim on 0800 089 4444 or complete our simple enquiry form.