Wednesday 4th November 2015 – 9.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
An elderly football fan was trapped in his car for about an hour and had to be cut free through the roof following a collision with a shipping container last night (Tuesday).
The incident happened on a car park at the Ricoh Arena after Coventry City’s home match with Barnsley, shortly before 9.45pm.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene. They were supported by a private medical company who were on duty at the match, whilst the police and fire services were also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car suffered significant damage in the collision and that, together with the injuries suffered by the man, meant it was a difficult procedure to free him.
“Following assessment in the vehicle, it became apparent the man had suffered two separate head injuries and a suspected fractured hip. Crews began treating the man and immobilised him in order to ensure he was kept as still as possible whilst being freed from the car.
“He was freed through the roof of the vehicle, which had been cut off by the fire service.
“Following further treatment at the scene, he was transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment.”
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