Man suffers serious injuries as car and van collide

Saturday 23rd May 2015 – 10.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance Bonnet

A man who was standing by the side of his stationary van has suffered numerous serious injuries after a car collided with it near to Southam tonight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Offchurch Road in Offchurch at 8.35pm and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a male patient who was reportedly standing by the side of his stationary van when a car collided with it, causing the van to hit the man and cause him numerous serious injuries.

“The man, believed to be in his 50s, was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness initially but following treatment from ambulance staff this gradually returned to a normal level.

“He was assessed and treated for a number of injuries, including a fractured right shoulder, a suspected fractured right arm, a chest injury and suspected abdominal injuries.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board, given pain relief and also given treatment to stop any internal bleeding. He was then transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The hospital was alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.

“A second patient, who was sitting in the van, a woman in her 30s, was treated for cuts to her head and a minor leg injury but did not require hospital treatment.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was treated for an arm injury and taken to Warwick Hospital for further assessment.”


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