A DRIVER had a lucky escape after his car careered off the road and into a tree.
The motorist walked away from the accident with a few cuts and bruises, but ambulance staff have said that it could have been much worse.
Paramedics were called to the crash on September 10. The accident took place on the M6 motorway at Castle Bromwich - between junction 5 and 4a.
Emergency services arrived at just after 1am and initially reports suggested that the young driver was in a bad condition.
A West Ambulance Service spokesman said: ““The car had left the motorway, gone down an embankment and struck a tree and a fence; there was very significant damage to the front of the vehicle.
“The crews were told that the driver, a man in his 20s, had crawled out through the rear window of the car.
“Incredibly, he had suffered only minor cuts and bruising. As a precaution he was taken to Heartlands Hospital for a check-up.”
It’s not the first time in recent weeks that a driver has escaped practically unscathed from what might have been a very serious accident.
Last month, a car plunged 50ft from a flyover and onto the M42. Incredibly, the middle-aged driver did not suffer any serious injuries.