Man airlifted after being trapped for an hour

Tuesday 24th February 2015 – 12.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man who was trapped in his vehicle for an hour following a two-car road traffic collision in Warmington this morning has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres.

The incident occurred on the B4100 just after 8.40am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision, one of which had left the road as a result.

“The driver of that car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was trapped for about an hour and had to be carefully cut free with the help of the fire service.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and treated for neck and spinal injuries before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The hospital had been alerted to his condition prior to his arrival.

“From the second car, a man, believed to be 19-years-old, was assessed and treated for minor injuries before being discharged at scene.”

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