Lucky escape for driver as car leaves the road and sets on fire

Saturday 25th July 2015 – 7.40pm – John Hawker.

Ambulance 7

A motorist has been extremely fortunate not to have suffered serious injuries as the car she was driving left the road, crashed into a woodland ditch and caught fire.

The crash occurred on Heighley lane, Madeley, Staffordshire at around 2.20pm this afternoon. A community first responder, an ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and come to rest in a ditch in woodland.

“Fortunately, the woman driving the car had managed to escape from it and was in shock and suffered minor facial injuries.

“The car had set on fire after the crash along with some nearby trees and bushland.

“The woman, believed to be in her 70’s, was treated at the scene for her injuries and the effects of shock and transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Considering the fire that followed the crash the woman was extremely lucky to escape serious injury.”


We have no further details on this incident.

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