Monday 17th August 2015 – 6.45pm – Murray MacGregor.
Two women have escaped serious injury despite a two car collision that left one car on its roof and a lamppost that had been moved by almost a foot by the force of the collision.
The crash in Chester Road in the Erdington area of Birmingham happened at about 5.30pm on Monday afternoon.
Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found two cars that had suffered significant damage.
“The white car was upside down, but passers-by had helped the driver out of the vehicle. The woman, who was estimated to be in her 40s had a head injury and abrasions to her arms from the broken glass. She was assessed at the scene before being taken to Good Hope Hospital.
“The woman in the grey car, who was a similar age, had a head injury after hitting her head on the windscreen. She also had superficial burns to her arms from the airbags deploying. She was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board, before being taken to the same hospital.
“Staff at the scene said both women had been very fortunate to escape serious injury given the level of the damage to the cars and lamppost.”