A COUPLE have escaped injury despite their car leaving the M42 and ending up upside down in a field.

The crash happened between junctions 3 and 2 at about 5.10pm on Saturday afternoon – it was raining heavily at the time.

Callers who dialled 999 said that the car had spun before leaving carriageway. An ambulance crew and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.

The couple in the car were taken to Hopwood Services to help get the motorway moving again.

After a check up they chose not to go to hospital. All ambulance resources were clear by 6.20pm.