Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – 5.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two men have been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury when the car they were travelling in suffered significant front end damage and span 360 degrees following a collision with a tree in Nuneaton this afternoon.
The crash happened just before 2pm on Nuthurst Lane in Astley and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a car that had reportedly spun 360 degrees following a collision with a tree and suffered significant front end damage in the process.
“There were two patients, both men who had managed to free themselves from the vehicle prior to the arrival of ambulance staff.
“The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, was treated for cuts to his head, believed to have been suffered by his head hitting the sun roof. He remained conscious throughout the incident and was transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance for further assessment.
“The second man, also thought to be in his 40s, was a front seat passenger and thankfully avoided any injury in the incident which led to him being discharged at scene.
“The seriousness of the collision is highlighted by the damage that the car has suffered, therefore both men are fortunate as they appear to have escaped without serious injury.”
Notes to Editors:
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