Lucky escape for car driver

Monday 16th March 2015 – 6.10pm – John Hawker.

A car driver had a lucky escape today following a serious RTC on a bridge in Warwickshire.

16 03 15 Kenilworth RTC 1

16 03 15 Kenilworth RTC 2

The crash occurred on the A452 Leamington Road, Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth at around 2.30pm.  An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in a serious collision.  During the crash the car had spun round and demolished the wall of the bridge over the River Avon.

16 03 15 Kenilworth RTC 4

“The man driving the car, believed to be in his late 60’s received treatment at the scene for facial injuries.  Following treatment the man was transferred to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

“The man driving the van, believed to be in his 20’s, received treatment for a hand injury.  He did not require hospital treatment.

16 03 15 Kenilworth RTC 3

“Considering the damage to the wall the driver of the car is fortunate not to have gone through it into the river below down a drop of around 25 feet.”


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