Driver critical after Rugby crash


Friday 31st January 2014 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man is in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Rugby this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A45 Coventry bound near to the M45 junction shortly before 3.30pm this afternoon (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic from a neighbouring ambulance service attended the scene. The aircrew and doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base also responded to the incident by car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A patient transport services crew came across a car which had left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The crew stopped to render aid and called the Trust’s control room to request help.

“The driver and single occupant of the car, a man, was out of the vehicle. The man sustained a serious head injury together with pelvic and leg injuries.

“Ambulance crews and the medic worked as a team to administer emergency treatment at the roadside. Due to the man’s injuries, the doctor anaesthetised him to help stabilise his condition. He was then immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“His condition was described as critical.”




  1. This was my husband, thanks to your swift actions and skills he is still alive, though very poorly with a long way to go. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude to your service.

    1. Hi Catherine – my name is Ben and I’m a reporter with the Coventry Telegraph.
      I’m sorry to hear about this incident involving your husband Guy and we wish him and your family all the best.
      I have seen the wonderful comments from yourself and your family about the actions of WMAS and we would love to be able to let people know the great work they have done here (and do all over the region).
      If you would be interested in chatting with me about this, my number is 024 76 500 504 or my email address is

      Most of all, we wish Guy a speedy recovery.

      Thank you…

      Ben Eccleston.

  2. What a relief to see such a prompt and professioal service; your skills have saved the life of a dear member of our family, thank you

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