Man airlifted to hospital after car flips over on M1

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A 36-year old man was airlifted to hospital after his car rolled over on the M1 and ended up 30ft away from the carriageway.

The accident happened near to Junction 19 for the M6 during today’s morning rush hour (Friday).

The car rolled over on the motorway and ended up 30ft from the carriageway.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called out to the incident, taking off from its base at Coventry Airport at 8am and landing at the scene just 10 minutes later.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “The patient was assessed by the WNAA doctor and paramedics.

“Miraculously, he appeared to be uninjured in the incident, however the medical staff could not rule out the possibility of internal bleeding.

“He was given pain relief before being flown to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for further assessment.

“The crew landed at the hospital at 8.58am.”

The WNAA attends a variety of emergency rescues, including road accidents, serious sporting injuries, severe burns, industrial accidents and any other medical incidents that require rapid response.