Man trapped for an hour following RTC

Monday 15th September 2014 – 6.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man was trapped for an hour when his car became wedged between some trees following a road traffic collision in Telford in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred on the A442, near to Sutton Hill, shortly before 1am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in a significant collision with some trees.

“A man, believed to be in his 20s was trapped in the car which had suffered considerable side and front end damage when becoming wedged between some trees.

“He received emergency treatment for neck and back injuries at the scene whilst being freed by medics with the assistance of the fire service. It took an hour to free him due to the difficult location of where his car came to rest.

“Once released, he was transferred to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.”


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