A collision between a car and a van left two people trapped this morning

Friday 20th March 2015 – 1pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two people were left trapped in their vehicles and requiring treatment from ambulance staff following a collision between a van and a car in Coventry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Smorral Lane, near to Corley Services, shortly after 8.30am and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew, which included a doctor, also attended the scene in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car and a van that had been involved in a serious collision, both of which had suffered significant front end damage.

“There were two patients, the drivers of both vehicles, and both were mechanically trapped as a result of the incident. Ambulance crews worked carefully with the fire service to cut them free.

“The van driver, a man in his 50s, was treated for leg injuries and chest pain. He was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The driver of the car, a woman, was immobilised as a precaution and also taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment.”


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