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MOTORWAYS: M40 - SOUTHBOUND - WARWICKSHIRE

Slow traffic on M40 Southbound between Junction 16 A3400 (Henley In Arden) and Junction 15 A46 / A429 (Longbridge Island/Warwick).

This is due to an earlier vehicle fire but all lanes have been re-opened.

Travel time is estimated to be 20 minutes.

Car flips and four injured in Warwickshire crash

Credit: WMAS

Four people have been injured in a crash in Warwickshire today.

It happened on the A46, in a small tunnel just before Longbridge Island at around 16:30.

The car had rolled over and come to rest on its roof. Four people managed to get out of the car but one woman had serious injuries.

All four were taken to hospital.

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Driver escapes serious injury

The driver of a car has escaped serious injury following an accident this morning.

It happened on the A3400, Henley in Arden at around 8.40am.

The accident occurred on the A3400. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The car left the road, rolled over and ended up on its roof on a grass verge near a hedgerow. It had also demolished a lamppost.

“The woman driving the car was trapped in the vehicle as the door was damaged and unable to be opened.

“The woman, believed to be in her 50s, received treatment and reassurance at the scene as the fire service opened the door so she could get out of the vehicle.

“Following a full assessment by medics the woman was discharged and did not need to go to hospital.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash it is extremely fortunate that the woman did not suffer serious injuries.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Police appeal as cyclist badly injured in hit and run

The woman was knocked off her bicycle on this roundabout Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured in a hit and run.

It happened on the A4071 in Cawston at 3:30pm on Saturday, on the roundabout that connects to the B4643 Coventry Road.

The victim - a 67 year-old woman - was knocked from her bicycle by a black BMW Coupe as she cycled around the island. The BMW then left the scene without stopping, and drove off towards the A45.

The cyclist was taken to the University Hospital in Coventry suffering serious head injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for any information to the trace the car and identify the driver and any passengers.

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