Driver trapped for 50 minutes

Monday 22nd June 2015 – 4.15pm – John Hawker.


The driver of a car was trapped for 50 minutes following a crash in Warwick this afternoon.

The crash occurred on Compton Hill at around 1.15pm.  One ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the crash, along with a Trauma Doctor from WNAA in a rapid response vehicle.

“A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in a serious collision.  The car had suffered substantial damage and the van had ended up in some trees.


“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 40’s, suffered serious chest, pelvic and leg injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle.

“He received emergency treatment including pain relief from medics whilst still trapped and his condition was stabilised.

“Once released from the vehicle, the man was transferred by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The man driving the van was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash it is extremely fortunate that no one suffered more serious injuries.”


We have no further details on this incident.



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