Man rescued through the roof of his car

Sunday 2nd August 2015 – 9.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance Bonnet

A car passenger suffered arm and leg fractures and was trapped for approximately 40 minutes following a three-vehicle collision in Birmingham this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Brandwood Park and Newick Grove shortly before 4.55pm and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews were told a car had collided with two stationary cars. One of the stationary cars ended on top of the other one, also partly covering the moving vehicle.

“There were two patients in the car, both men in their 20s.

“The passenger was trapped as a result of the incident. Ambulance crews worked alongside the fire service to carefully cut the man free from the car, eventually getting him out through the roof. The process to free him took about 40 minutes.

“He was treated for fractures to his leg and arm, immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further treatment.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, suffered minor injuries in the collision and did not require transporting to hospital.”


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