Man trapped in car for 45 minutes after leaving motorway

Monday 2nd November 2015 – 11.05am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man has been cut free from his car following a collision with two trees at the side of the motorway this morning.

Believed to be in his 50s, the man was trapped for approximately 45 minutes before being freed through the roof of his car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriage of the M5, just past junction one for West Bromwich, at 7.30am and sent one ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had travelled down the embankment at the side of the motorway and the driver trapped inside.

“Ambulance crews assessed the man before working closely with the fire service to free him, ensuring he was kept as still as possible at all times.

“He was treated for neck, shoulder and wrist injuries, immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and transported to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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