Man trapped in car for an hour

Monday 31st August 2015 – 5.45pm – John Hawker.


A man has been trapped in the car he was driving following a serious RTC in Shropshire this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the B4371, Hilltop, near the Wenlock Edge Inn at around 12.40pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Air Ambulance Team in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a 4×4 vehicle that had been in a collision, with both vehicles suffering front end damage.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be 21 years old, suffered serious leg injuries and suspected back injuries in the crash. Medics treated the man whilst he was trapped in the car and he was given pain relief.

“With the assistance of the fire service the man was safely removed from the vehicle and received further treatment at the scene. He was trapped for around one hour.

“The man was then transferred by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“The passenger in the car, a girl believed to be 18 years’ old suffered minor injuries in the crash including chest and abdominal pain. She received treatment from medics and was also transferred to the same hospital for further treatment.

“The occupants of the 4×4 vehicle, a man and a woman, were both checked over at the scene after suffering bumps and bruises but did not require further treatment and were discharged.

“Considering the damage to the car, the occupants are fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”


We have no further details on this incident.


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