Man cut free from car after it comes to rest on its roof

Saturday 1st August 2015 – 11pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


The driver of a car had to be cut free from his vehicle after it came to rest on its roof following a collision with a parked car in Walsall this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Elmore Green Road in Bloxwich shortly after 4.20pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were told that the car had come to rest on its roof following a collision with a parked car.

“The female passenger, believed to be in her 60s, had already been freed from the vehicle by an off duty student paramedic and an off duty firefighter who came across the incident.

“She was treated by ambulance staff for an arm injury and bruising caused by her seat belt. She was immobilised as a precaution and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment.

“Crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut the man, believed to be in his 60s, free from the car, a process which took approximately 30 minutes.

“Once free he was immobilised and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution having escaped any serious injuries in the collision.”


Leave a Reply