Pedestrian sustains significant leg injury in taxi collision

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Tuesday 2nd September 2014 – 11.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A pedestrian was treated for serious leg injuries after colliding with a car in Coventry this evening.

The collision took place at the junction of Foleshill Road and Edmund Road in Foleshill, Coventry shortly after 8.00pm today.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene. The police were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a pedestrian and a taxi that had been in collision.

“The pedestrian, an 18 year old man, was found to have sustained significant lower left leg injuries. Due to the serious nature of the injuries, ambulance crews gave the man pain relief before having to reposition his ankle and foot back into the right place. The man was fully immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and his leg immobilised in a vacuum splint.

“Ambulance crews conveyed the man the major trauma centre at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. Hospital medics were pre-alerted and where on standby awaiting the arrival of the patient.”


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