A CAR came off the M5 motorway and crashed with fire engines and ambulance crews sent to the scene.

Two people - a man and a woman -managed to get themselves out of the car and were uninjured after the crash on the southbound carriageway of the motorway.

The car came off the carriageway between junctions seven (Worcester south) and eight (M50) in Hill Croome, near Worcester last night (February 6).

Three fire engines, police officers and ambulance crews were sent to the M5 at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "Three crews – two from Worcester and one from Pershore Fire Stations – were called at 7.31pm on February 6 to an RTC on the M5 Southbound between junctions 7 and 8.

"The incident involved a vehicle which had left the motorway.

"The vehicle was made safe.

"Two casualties, who had self-extricated before the arrival of the fire service, were handed over to the care of the ambulance service who attended along with police.

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 7.48pm."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics gave them self-care advice at the scene.

The added: "We were called to reports of an RTC on the M5 Southbound between junctions 7 and 8 near Hill Croome, Worcester at around 7.15pm.

"An ambulance, paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews discovered one car had come off the road.

"The occupants, a man and a woman, were already out of the vehicle on arrival and were assessed by ambulance staff.

"Neither of them were injured and were given self-care advice and discharged at the scene."