Miraculous escape for teenagers

Sunday 26th July 2015 – 6.15pm – John Hawker.

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Four teenagers have had a miraculous escape after the car they were travelling in left the road, cleared a fence and landed on its roof in a field in Staffordshire this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the A52 Cotton Lane, Cotton at around 3.00pm. A community first responder, a rapid response vehicle, three ambulances 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, travelled over a fence at the side of the road, and come to rest around 20 yards into a field on its roof.

“Miraculously the four teenagers travelling in the car all suffered relatively minor injuries. One girl suffered neck and back pain, a second girl suffered abdominal pain and bruising and the two teenage boys suffered a hand injury and the effects of shock. All four were believed to be 17 years old.

“All four patients received treatment at the scene from medics and all four were subsequently transferred by ambulances to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Thankfully all four teenagers had the good sense to be wearing seat belts which undoubtedly helped to minimise their injuries. Considering the mechanism of the crash, the damage to the vehicle and the distance it has travelled they have all had a miraculous escape.”

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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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