Man flown to hospital after car rolls over in Catthorpe Interchange crash

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A 36-year-old male was airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision at the Catthorpe Interchange near Rugby this morning (Friday).

The crash happened near to Junction 19 of the M1 for the M6 during the morning rush hour, causing miles of tailbacks.

The car rolled over on the motorway, ending up 30ft from the carriageway.

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) were called out to the incident. They took off from their base at Coventry Airport at 8am and landed at the scene just 10 minutes later.

The patient was assessed by the WNAA doctor and paramedics. A spokesman said 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.

All lanes of the motorway were closed during the incident, causing long delays.