Crash on M40 motorway causes massive fireball
Lemington, Warwickshire Monday 9th January 2016. M40 Southbound is closed following two vehicles crashing into each other and bursting into a fireball. There is a 30 mile tail back as a result of the crash. Flames shot 30 feet in the air during the rush hour crash and nearly catch tree on fire at the near by services.
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The accident near Leamington, Warwickshire, happened at around 7.30am this morning between junction 12 and 13.
Luckily there were no serious injuries despite five people being involved, including two children.
‘On arrival, crews discovered a car and a van that had been in collision, both of which had caught fire as a result,’ a spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said.
‘Thankfully, the occupants of all vehicles had managed to get themselves out, otherwise it could have been a very different outcome.’
‘A man and a woman from the car, together with two children, were all assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries, as was the man who was driving the van.’
Lemington, Warwickshire Monday 9th January 2016. M40 Southbound is closed following two vehicles crashing into each other and bursting into a fireball. There is a 30 mile tail back as a result of the crash. F
No-one was seriously injured despite the huge fireball
There was another crash on the M6 in the early hours that had a more tragic outcome.
Two people were killed after a vehicle crashed and was then engulfed in flames at around 1.50am.
‘On arrival, crews discovered two patients in the car, which had set alight,’ a WMAS spokesman added.
‘Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save either of them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.’
Both victims have yet to be identified but Warwickshire Police said the driver was believed to be a man from the Coventry area.
The M6 has fully reopened following the accident.
There were severe delays caused by the M40 crash near Leamington, Warwickshire.