Coventry & Warwickshire

M69 crash leaves two with 'numerous injuries'

crashed car Image copyright WMAS
Image caption Ambulance staff said the men in the car were "extremely fortunate" not to be more seriously injured

Two men suffered "numerous injuries" when their car overturned on a motorway after colliding with a barrier.

It happened on the M69 in Coventry, between junction one and the M6 southbound, at about 15:40 GMT on Tuesday.

A man in his 40s suffered neck and back injuries, while a man in his 30s sustained shoulder injuries.

An ambulance service spokesman said the pair were "extremely fortunate" not to have been more seriously hurt.

It is thought the car hit a barrier on the hard shoulder, the West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

Both men were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The motorway has fully reopened.

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Image caption Ambulance crews arrived to find the car on its roof

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