“How did he walk away from this?”

Tuesday 17th March 2015 – 10.25pm – Chris Kowalik.

The picture shows a car, badly damaged after colliding with a van on the A38.

How did he walk away from this 17-03-15 Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Attending crews to the crash on the southbound carriageway between Bassetts Pole and Minworth were left wondering how he emerged from it relatively unscathed.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 7.45pm today. Two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.

James Williams, paramedic area support officer, said: “The car driver had got out. How did he walk away from this? How he escaped that, pretty much unscathed, is an absolute miracle.”

The driver had leg and back injuries, was immobilised and taken to Heartlands Hospital.

Two men who were in the van had superficial injuries and were taken to Good Hope Hospital as a precaution.


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