Driver left hanging in mid-air as car lands on roof

Wednesday 30th September 2015 – 4.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

 

A car driver was left suspended in mid-air after his vehicle smashed through roadside railings before coming to rest on its roof.

Having left the road, the car travelled up a grass bank before being thrown into the air this afternoon.

As well as landing on its roof, the car also ended up facing the wrong way on the road with the driver hanging by his seatbelt inside the vehicle.

The incident, which took place just after 1.35pm, took place at the entrance to a business park, next to the slip road for junction one of the M69 near Coventry.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were told that the vehicle was travelling at high speed when it left the road before it flipped over after travelling up a grass bank, which is approximately 8ft high.

“Bystanders had assisted the driver, a man in his 20s, in getting him out of the vehicle prior to our arrival.

“He was assessed and treated for a head injury and neck pain as well as being immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher, neck collar and pelvic binder.

“He was then transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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