Tuesday 15th July 2014 – 12.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman passenger was left suspended when the car she was travelling in ended up on its side following a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.
She was one of two patients who had to be cut free from the vehicle in a 45 minute rescue operation, both of whom required treatment from paramedics before being transported to hospital.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Humber Avenue shortly before 9.55am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service Spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had come to rest on its side following a collision with a stationary vehicle.
“Due to the way the car had landed, the woman, believed to be in her 70s, was suspended over the driver of the car, a man reported to be in his 70s, and as a result it proved difficult to free them from the car.
“Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to get the patients out of the vehicle. They were immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and freed once the roof of the car had carefully been cut away.
“Both patients were treated for a number of cuts before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and were lucky to avoid further serious injury in the collision.”