The occupants of at least 11 vehicles are fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries following a crash on the M6 near Coventry.
The incident occurred between junctions 2 and 1, southbound, at around 6pm. Four ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find at least 11 cars that had been in collision during wet weather on the motorway.
“Eight patients received treatment at the scene of the crash, all having suffered multiple minor injuries.
“Of the eight, four adults were treated and then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The four others were treated and discharged at the scene.
“Considering the number of vehicles involved in the crash, it is fortunate no one suffered more serious injuries.”