Two-lorry crash on M40 near Banbury causes delays

Two HGVs collided on the M40 between Gaydon and Banbury yesterday (Thursday). Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service. NNL-160219-093228001
Two HGVs collided on the M40 between Gaydon and Banbury yesterday (Thursday). Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service. NNL-160219-093228001

A lorry driver was injured after two HGVs crashed on the M40 between Gaydon and Banbury yesterday (Thursday).

It occurred on the southbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 at about 10.10am.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene, and the crash caused extensive delays on the motorway going back to Warwick services.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two HGV’s that had been in a collision. One had suffered substantial front end damage.

“The man driving the lorry with the front end damage, believed to be in his early 50’s, suffered hand, arm and shoulders injuries.

“He received treatment at the scene from medics including pain relief. Following treatment the man was transferred by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

“No other person was injured in the crash.”