Driver’s lucky escape from smashed car

Monday 23rd March 2015 – 6am – Chris Kowalik.

The picture shows a badly damaged car that had collided with a HGV on the M42.

Drivers lucky escape from smashed car 22-03-15 Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An off-duty paramedic saw the wreckage on the northbound carriageway at junction 4 just before 8pm on Sunday 22nd March and stopped to help.

West Midlands Ambulance Service also sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car driver, a man in his forties, only had a shoulder injury. As a precaution, he was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and he was taken to Heartlands Hospital.

“Given the level of damage to his car, he was considered very lucky not to have been more seriously injured.”


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