Teenage girl seriously injured in crash which closed M40 for hours

Police and paramedics were called to the scene  [file image]
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A teenage girl was left seriously injured in a crash which closed the M40 for hours. Paramedics and police were called to the northbound stretch of the motorway between junction 12 and junction 14 early yesterday morning (July 7).

Police closed off the road while medics were on the scene. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has confirmed two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car arrived at just before 1am.

"On arrival we discovered two patients," a WMAS spokesperson said. "A female teenager was treated for serious injuries."

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The spokesperson added: "Whilst a woman was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before they were both conveyed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on the same ambulance."

According to National Highways, two vehicles were involved in the collision - a car and a lorry. It is known that the central reservation barrier was left damaged following the collision and both vehicles had to be recovered from the scene.

All lanes were re-opened at just before 4.45am. CoventryLive has contacted Warwickshire Police about the collision.

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