Roof was opened like a tin can


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.”


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