Tuesday 21st January 2014 – 6.40am – Murray MacGregor.
A young man has escaped serious injury after a crash in Warwickshire, despite the roof of his car ‘being opened like a tin can’.
The incident happened at about 10.30pm on Monday evening on the A4091 near the Belfry, Bodymoor Heath in North Warwickshire.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a car that had left the road and gone over a fence and into a field.
“There was significant damage to vehicle with the roof pushed down into the passenger compartment. Worse, the front of the roof had been opened up ‘like a tin can’.
“Amazingly, the 23 year old man driving had managed to get himself out of the wreckage.
“The crew treated him for possible loss of consciousness and a pelvic injury. He was immobilised and had a pelvic splint attached before he was taken to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
“Crews described him as ‘a very lucky man’ not to have been seriously injured or worse.”