Saturday 23rd November 2013 – 6.30am – Claire Brown.
Two men have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in left the road in Birmingham late last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Coventry Road in Small Heath at around 11.30pm yesterday evening (Friday). Two ambulances and medics from the Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had sustained significant damage in the collision.
“The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, sustained back pain but had managed to self-extricate from the car prior to emergency services arrival. Upon assessment, crews and the medics immobilised the man with a neck collar and spinal board before he was taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“A front seat passenger, a man also in his 20s, was also out of the car prior to crews arriving but had sustained nasty facial injuries believed to be from a post which had gone through the windscreen in the collision. He too was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and his facial wounds were dressed. The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment.
“Two other men from the car were said to be walking wounded when ambulance crews arrived, but left the scene of the collision prior to being assessed for injuries.”