Arm trapped between car roof and road as vehicle overturns


Friday 28th November – 7.00am – Suzie Wheaton.

A woman has received emergency medical treatment when her arm became trapped between her car roof and the road after her vehicle overturned.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS Doctor to the incident on Solihull Road in Hampton in Arden at approximately 10.45pm last night.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car that had overturned on to its roof. The driver, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, was found to be trapped upside down with her right arm trapped between the roof of the car and the road surface.

“Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to safely extricate the woman from the vehicle, which was also found to be leaking fuel.

“Once freed, the woman believed to be approximately 22 years of age, was treated for an isolated arm injury. Due to the nature if the incident, she was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene.

“Ambulance crews alerted Heartlands Hospital and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the casualty.”


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