Door cut off to allow man to be rescued from crashed car safely

Fosse Way (23-10-14)

Thursday 23rd October 2014 – 11.03pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man’s had to be extricated from the wreckage of the car he was driving after a three vehicle collision involving a bus in Warwickshire.

The crash happened just before 5.00pm on Thursday afternoon on the Fosse Way close to the Chesterton turn.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found two cars and a small bus had been in collision.

“The bus driver, a man in his 40s was assessed at the scene and discharged along with the one male passenger aboard.

“The driver of a red car, a man in his 50s was complaining of neck and back injuries. At the request of ambulance staff, firefighters removed the driver’s door so that the man could be extricated from the vehicle safely.

“He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

“A man in his 50s who was driving the second car was also discharged at the scene.”
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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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