A BABY survived a crash on the M40 yesterday thanks to his car seat, say fire officials.
The one-year-old boy was rescued by a male adult passenger from the car, which flipped over.
The baby escaped without a single injury.
The accident happened on the M40 southbound about a mile from Junction 10 just after 5pm.
Three fire crews, from Banbury and Deddington, had to cut the Fiat Punto’s doors and roof off to rescue the female driver.
Incident commander Kerry Blair said: "This collision could have had a fatal outcome if all of the vehicle's occupants were not wearing seatbelts.
“Children are particularly vulnerable in road traffic collisions and if the child seat in question had not been fitted correctly on this occasion then things could have been very different.”
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