Lucky escape as car hits overhead gantry

Thursday 4th June 2015 – 12.20pm – John Hawker.

A man and woman had a lucky escape this morning after the car they were travelling in hit a concrete road barrier and launched into an overhead gantry in Coventry.

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The crash occurred on the St Nicholas section of the ring road at around 10.30am.  A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances, and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A passing ambulance came across the crash and started treated the patients whilst awaiting back up.

“The car had apparently hit the concrete road barrier that separates the carriageways and then hit the gantry above the road.  It then came to rest on its roof on the road.

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“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his mid 20’s, received emergency treatment at the scene for multiple minor injuries and was then extricated from the car with the assistance of the fire service.

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“The passenger, a woman in her mid 50’s, suffered neck and back injuries and also received emergency treatment at the scene.  The woman was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.

“Both patients were transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash the occupants of the car were extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”


We have no further details on this incident.

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