Saturday 29th June 2013 – 10.50pm – Steve Parry.
Twenty-four coach passengers had a ‘lucky escape’ according to ambulance crews after their vehicle left the road on the A46 near Combe Fields this evening.
A Patient Transport Vehicle from West Midlands Ambulance Service came across the incident and raised the alarm at just after8.30pm.
Two ambulances, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to reports of a coach coming off the A46 near Combe Fields.
“The group of twenty-four woman passengers were apparently travelling from Yorkshire to Coventry.
“Three patients, believed to be in their sixties, were treated for minor injuries. They were conveyed to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for precautionary assessments.
“Ambulance crews and police officers then assisted the remaining passengers to a place of safety. The group were taken by ambulance and police vehicles to a nearby sports centre to await transportation to their onward destination.”