Wednesday 31st December 2014 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A couple have had an incredibly lucky escape this afternoon when the car they were travelling in left the road and collided with the front of a shop in Coventry.
The crash occurred on the junction of Humber Road and Bolingbrooke Road shortly after 1.50pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. A doctor also attended the scene in a rapid response car from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and collided with a shop, to which it caused considerable damage. The car had reportedly narrowly missed a number of pedestrians before colliding with the shop.
“Two people were assisted from the car with the help of ambulance staff and the fire service but they did not have to be cut free from the vehicle.
“The driver, a man thought to be in his 60s, was assessed at scene and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution.
“The passenger, a woman thought to be in her 60s, was assessed and discharged at scene. It is extremely fortunate that neither of the two patients suffered significant injuries in the incident.
“Additionally, the owner of the shop explained her relief that it had not happened on any other day of the year, as the shop would usually have been full at that time of day which could have resulted in a much more serious set of circumstances.”
Notes to Editors:
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