Lorry driver trapped after RTC

Thursday 5th March 2015 – 4.30pm – John Hawker.

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A driver was trapped in the cab of his lorry for around one hour after a three vehicle RTC in Coventry.

The crash occurred on the A46, Coventry bypass, Binley at around 12.25pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find three lorries that had been in a serious collision. The driver of the rear lorry had suffered serious leg and suspected internal injuries and was trapped in the cab of his vehicle.

“The man, believed to be around 60 years old, received emergency treatment at the scene whilst trapped in the wreckage. Once extricated with the assistance of the fire service, treatment continued whilst the man was transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment. The Doctor from the Air Ambulance travelled with the ambulance crew on route to hospital who had been alerted to the mans injuries and condition.

“Two other men suffered minor injuries in the collision and also received treatment from medics at the scene; the driver of the second lorry was fortunate to only have suffered a wrist injury, and the driver of the first lorry was ejected from his cab onto a grass embankment and was fortunate to only have suffered a back injury. Both men, believed to be in their 50’s, were treated and then transferred in one ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment.

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“All emergency services worked seamlessly together to ensure the patients received the best treatment as soon as possible.”

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1 comment

  1. Well the drivers were lucky to all get away from this accident. Truck cabs aren’t as strong as you think. The driver from the middle wagon taken to hospital is recovering well but will be off work for a long time. As for the truck that ran into the back of him, Why couldn’t he stop? Too close no doubt. Thank you to our brave ambulance staff, fireman and emergency services.

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