Car comes to rest at right angles on canal bridge

Lower Shuckburgh





Tuesday 10th March 2015 – 6.22pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly man has been treated for a head injury by ambulance staff after the car he was driving collided with a bridge over a canal.

The collision happened at about 1.55pm on Tuesday afternoon on the bridge over the Oxford Canal at Little Shuckburgh in Warwickshire.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had come to rest at right angles to the roadway at one end of the bridge. It had suffered considerable damage to the driver’s side at the front and also to the rear of the car.

“The driver, an elderly man, was trapped inside the vehicle.

“Working with firefighters, who removed the door, the man was extricated from the car by ambulance staff and placed onto a spinal board after having a neck collar applied while still in the car.

“He was taken to the ambulance where he was treated for a head injury, but otherwise appeared to be relatively unharmed.

“After a full assessment, he was taken to Warwick hospital for further checks.”

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