4×4 rolls over landing back on its wheels on busy dual carriageway

A5 Crash (05-05-15)

Tuesday 5th May 2015 – 10.00am – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has been described as being ‘very lucky’ after escaping with relatively minor injuries after the 4×4 she was in rolled over and landed back on its wheels on a dual carriageway.

The incident happened on the A5, on the dual carriageway section about 200-300yds down from the Copthorne roundabout on the west side of Shrewsbury at about 8.20am on Tuesday morning.

The crash left the carriageway completely blocked with oil and debris on the road.

An ambulance heading towards Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with a patient on board stopped to help the woman who was driving. A further ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were also sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Witnesses suggested that a front tyre blew out causing the 4×4 pick-up to roll over. It was left with damage to the roof and the rear of the vehicle.

“Despite the damage, the woman did not appear to have suffered serious injuries, though there was a suggestion that she might have been knocked unconscious briefly.

“The 22 year old had a bruise to her forehead and was concussed. As a precaution she was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken the short distance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The crash caused considerable tailbacks in the area.”

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