Three people taken to hospital after crash on M40 near Leamington

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Three people have been taken to hospital, one of whom had to be cut free from her vehicle, following a four-car collision on the M40 this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 14 and 13 near Leamington, shortly before 6.55am and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

Fire crews from Leamington also attended the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four cars that had been in collision, one of which had suffered significant damage to the windscreen.

“There was one patient from that vehicle, a female in her 20s, who was assessed by crews and treated for neck, back and chest injuries.

“She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and had to be carefully cut free from the vehicle with the help of the fire service.

“Once free, she was transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on alert.

“She remained fully conscious throughout and her injuries are not thought to be life threatening. The driver of the car was uninjured.

“Two other drivers, both male patients thought to be in their 30s, were immobilised as a precaution and taken to Warwick Hospital for further assessment.

“A further two male patients were assessed and treated for minor neck and shoulder injuries before being discharged at scene.”