Man lucky to be alive after car lands on roof

Sunday 26th April 2015 – 10.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man is lucky to be alive after his car suffered significant damage and landed on it’s roof following a collision with a brick wall in Southam this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Leamington Road at 7.40am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car on its roof that had suffered significant damage following a collision with a brick wall and street furniture.

“The man, believed to be in his 20s, was conscious throughout but mechanically trapped as a result of the collision. Crews worked closely with the fire service to free the man from the vehicle, a process which took approximately 25 minutes.

“He was treated for multiple injuries, including to his head, chest and pelvis. He had also suffered suspected fractures to his sternum and leg.

“The man was fully immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and pelvic splint and given pain relief before being air lifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Given the nature of the collision and the amount of injuries sustained, the man is fortunate to be alive.

“High praise goes to our community paramedic who was first on scene having started work early to respond to the incident and begin treating the patient as as soon as possible.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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