A CAR fire on the M40 has caused huge traffic jams out of Leamington.
The two-car crash and blaze – involving an Audi and a Mercedes van – near Warwick Services happened at around 7.30am and has closed all three lanes between junction 13 to 12 southbound.
Five people involved in the crash are lucky to have escaped without serious injuries.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car and a van that had been in collision, both of which had caught fire as a result.
“Thankfully, the occupants of all vehicles had managed to get themselves out, otherwise it could have been a very different outcome.
“A man and a woman from the car, together with two children, were all assessed and discharged at the scene with minor injuries, as was the man who was driving the van.”
Police are advising people to avoid the area while lanes two and three are cleared and repaired.