Six lucky to avoid serious injury as taxi overturns

Saturday 4th July 2015 –7.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

RTC A38 July 4 2015

An overturned taxi left six people trapped overnight but thanks to the quick thinking of ambulance staff, none of them suffered serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A38 near to Bassetts Pole, shortly after 1.20am 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 taxi that had been involved in a collision with street furniture and ended up on its side.

“The driver had managed to free himself from the vehicle but there were six patients trapped in the back.

“Given the position the patients were in, ambulance staff knew they needed to work quickly in order to prevent any injuries becoming more serious.

“First of all they stabilised the taxi before carefully assisting all six patients out through the opposite side door.

“There were two adult woman, three adult men and a teenage male. All six of them were treated for minor injuries including arm and ankle injuries.

“They were then all taken to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment.

“Given the fact the vehicle overturned, they are all lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries in the incident.”

Ends.

Notes to Editors:

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

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