A van driver’s suffered serious injuries after a crash that caused massive damage

Tuesday 1st September 2015 – 10.55pm – Murray MacGregor.

The driver of a van that collided with the rear of a ‘cherry picker’ vehicle has suffered potentially serious injuries after a crash that left the van with massive front end damage.

The crash happened at just before 8.30am on Tuesday morning, about 300 yards from the Emstrey roundabout on the west bound A5 in Shropshire.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a broken down lorry in lane one. There was a Land Rover with a cherry picker on the back of it which had suffered considerable damage to the rear and some to the front.

“The most badly damaged vehicle was a Ford Transit van which had very significant front end damage. The driver was freed from the wreckage by ambulance staff and taken on blue lights to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with potentially serious internal injuries.

“The driver of the Land Rover, a 24 year old man, had escaped serious injuries as the cherry picker had absorbed much of the force of impact. The man was discharged after being assessed by ambulance staff.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”

Ambulance staff would like to pay tribute to the actions of a nurse practitioner who was at the scene and provided assistance.

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