M40 minibus crash: Sixteen people taken to hospital
Sixteen people were injured when a minibus overturned on the M40 on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border.
Police said the Ford Transit minibus was involved in a single vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 12.
The driver and 15 passengers were taken to hospital following the accident at 15:15 BST on Saturday.
Thames Valley Police said their injuries ranged from minor to serious, but were not life-threatening.Deep lacerations
West Midlands Ambulance Service and South Central Ambulance Service said the vehicle was on its side when they arrived but all 16 occupants had managed to get out.
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Fortunately, no-one had life threatening injuries but all required treatment by crews”
"Fortunately, no-one had life threatening injuries but all required treatment by crews," an ambulance service spokesperson said.
"The most severely injured were two men. One suffered a fractured arm, the other had back pain and both sustained deep lacerations to their arms."
Both men were taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.
A man with pelvic, abdominal and back pain and another man with a possible chest injury, were also taken to John Radcliffe Hospital.
Seven other patients, all complaining of back or shoulder pain, were transported to various hospitals.
A further five patients, who suffered minor injuries, were taken to Warwick Hospital as a precaution.