Saturday 25th January 2014 – 9.15pm – Claire Brown.
An elderly man and his two grandsons have had a miraculous escape after a freak car accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Seabridge Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme at around 5.30pm earlier today (Saturday). Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency services arrived they found a car which had reportedly left the road, cleared a six foot wall and clipped the side of a house before landing precariously on top of a parked car.
“Miraculously the three occupants, an elderly man and his two grandsons, believed to be in their late teens, were out of the car and had sustained no serious injuries.
“The elderly man, the driver of the car, was given a full assessment by crews and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board due to the mechanism of the crash. One of the grandsons sustained shoulder pain. All three were taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.
“Given the nature of the crash, it was miraculous that no one was more seriously or even fatally injured.”