Tuesday 3rd September 2013 – 6.55pm – Murray MacGregor.
Ambulance crews expected the worst when they arrived at the scene of a road traffic collision in Worcestershire this morning.
An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to a location given as outside
Jasmine Cottage, Evesham Road, Egdon, at 4.10am this morning.
The 999 caller said that they had heard a smash and could now smell burning.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had collided with a tree and gone into a wall.
“There was massive damage to vehicle; the engine was about 25m away from the car and had been on fire.
“Amazingly, the driver, a man in his 30s had managed to get out of the car and had not suffered as serious injuries as one would have expected given the level of damage.
“He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution. His only obvious injury was a suspected broken ankle.
“He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”