Drivers very fortunate

Wednesday 12th June 2013 – 11.26am – Murray MacGregor.

An ambulance boss says it is a miracle that no-one was seriously hurt after a crash at a busy junction in North Warwickshire.

The incident happened on the roundabout where the A5 from Dordon meets the slip roads off M42 at Junction 10.

An off duty emergency care practitioner, an ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene after a number of 999 calls at 7.30am on Wednesday morning.

Assistant Area Manager, Nigel Wells, said: “When crews arrived they found a small white van that had gone through some crash barriers and ended up back on the roundabout.

“Two St Johns Ambulance first aiders who came across the incident were already on scene.

“The van driver, a 47 year old Kingsbury man was suffering from a medical condition when we examined him. Thankfully, he appeared to have only suffered very minor injuries from the crash itself.

“As a precaution has was cut free from the vehicle and was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment.

“When you consider how busy that junction is at that time of the morning, it was really lucky that no other vehicles were damaged in the crash.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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