Driver escapes horror smash with minor injuries


PIC BY WMAS / CATERS NEWS (PICTURED: THE CAR CRUSHED IN A DITCH IN WARWICKSHIRE) A driver who ended up in a ditch after his car flipped across the road has escaped with almost no injuries. The front of his car was destroyed in the collision that sent it flying across the A46 in Warwickshire SEE CATERS COPY

A young motorist has had a miraculous escape after surviving a horrific collision that saw his Citroen DS4 destroyed.

The unidentified driver, who is in his 20s, suffered just a minor hand injury after his car left the road, rolled over and stopped in a ditch on the A46 Warwick bypass near Leamington Spa.

His car was so badly mangled, the man had to be helped free from the wreckage by a passer-by.

The man was assessed by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a West Midlands Ambulance spokeswoman said: "Crews arrived to find a car that had left the carriageway. The car, which is believed to have overturned, had come to rest in a ditch.

"The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, had been helped out of the vehicle by a passer-by.

"Ambulance crews assessed the man, fortunately he was found to have sustained only a minor hand injury.

"The man was treated at the scene before being conveyed to Warwick Hospital for further assessment and treatment."

Warwickshire Police confirmed that there had been a number of accidents on the stretch of road at around the same time on Monday. The crash is currently being investigated and no arrests have been made.