Lucky escape for motorists


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Thursday 3rd October 2013 – 4.30pm – John Hawker.

A car driver and coach driver had a lucky escape this morning following an RTC in Stourbridge.

The crash occurred on the Stourbridge Road, Hagley at around 8.50am. An off duty paramedic officer came across the crash en route to work and was joined by an ambulance and a further paramedic officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The off duty paramedic officer came across the car that had been in collision with the rear of a coach. The coach had broken down and was stationary at the time of the crash.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 30’s, suffered minor cuts and bruises but was extremely shook up. He received treatment at the scene and was transferred to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment due to the severity of the impact.

“The driver of the coach was uninjured, but shortly before the crash was working on the engine and only left the rear to fetch some more tools. The man in his 50’s was also checked over for shock but did not require further treatment.

“Considering the severe damage to the vehicle, the driver was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”


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