Man seriously injured as car hits tree

Sunday 26th July 2015 – 5.15pm – John Hawker.

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A man has been seriously injured after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree in Rugby this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the A45, Stretton on Dunsmore at around 12.45pm. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the air crew in a rapid response vehicle from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and hit a tree. The car had suffered substantial damage and the man driving was seriously injured.

“The man, believed to be in his early 20’s, suffered serious head, chest, pelvic, leg and arm injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle.

“He received emergency treatment from medics whilst still in the car and he was extricated with the assistance of the fire service. In total he was trapped for around 45 minutes.

“Due to the man’s serious injuries, he was anaesthetised by the trauma doctor before being transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“The hospital had been pre alerted to the man’s arrival and serious injuries.

“Unfortunately the man’s injuries were considered life threatening.”

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We have no further details on this incident.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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