Friday 25th September 2015 – 6.55am – Murray MacGregor.
Six men have the strength of modern car designs to thank for escaping with only minor injuries after a crash that left debris strewn across a major road junction.
There was a collision at the junction of Bristol Road and Elliot Road in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham at about 2.40am on Friday morning involving two cars that left one car against a set of traffic lights and the other without most of its bonnet.
A rapid response vehicle came across the crash shortly after it happened. It was backed up by a further response vehicle, three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The initial call suggested that it was going to be a much more serious incident than it actually turned out to be.
“Three men were taken to City Hospital from the white car – one had chest pain, a second head pain anf the third, who was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board, had a leg injury. Two other men from the car were uninjured.
“There was a single man in the dark coloured car. He was also immobilised, complaining of back pain. All six had managed to get out of their vehicles unaided.
“Given the level of damage to the cars, the amount of debris across the road, there is no doubt that these four men have the strength of modern car design to thank for avoiding serious injury.”