Saturday 1st March 2014 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
A dog has died and a man has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had been in collision with a tree at the junction of School Lane and Bowling Green Lane in Exhall at around 10.50am today (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had been in collision with a tree. The car had also been in collision with a dog which had been out walking with its owner. Sadly, the dog died at the scene.
“The driver of the car, a 28 year old man, sustained significant leg injuries and suspected pelvic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.
“Whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and medical treatment to the man, the fire service carefully worked around them to extricate him from the car by cutting off the roof and doors. The car had sustained significant front end damage and, after an hour and a half and with excellent team work between both emergency services, the man was released from the wreckage.
“Once fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint, the man was taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”