Tuesday 17th March 2015 – 12.30pm – Claire Brown.
A two car road traffic collision left two drivers mechanically trapped in the wreckage requiring trauma care in Coventry this morning.
The incident happened on Brinklow Road, near to the Coombe Abbey Hotel in Binley, at 9.20am (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base attended the scene by car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The two car collision resulted in both drivers being trapped in the wreckage.
“The driver of one car, a man believed to be in his 40s, suffered a head and pelvic injury. The driver of the second car, a 72-year-old man, had sustained an injury to his chest.
“Both drivers required extrication from the vehicles with the help of the fire service whilst ambulance staff and the doctor worked to stabilise their conditions.
“Once released from the cars, the men were immobilised with neck collars and spinal boards. The younger driver of the two was also immobilised with a pelvic splint.
“Both patients were taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.”