Driver trapped for over an hour before being airlifted

Sunday 15th March 2015 – 6.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A driver was trapped in a precarious position for more than an hour this morning when his car overturned in a single vehicle road traffic collision in Burton upon Trent.

The incident occurred on Tutbury Road shortly before 6.30am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, 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 a car that had overturned in a single vehicle collision, coming to rest precariously against a brick wall, beyond which was a 30ft drop.

“Crews worked carefully with the fire service to access and free the single patient, a man believed to be in his 30s. Due to the position in which the car had come to rest, it took over an hour to free him from the vehicle.

“The man, who was fully conscious throughout, was treated for a serious head injury. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and airlifted to Nottingham Queens Medical Centre.”


Notes to Editors:

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