Elderly man escaped serious injury after collision with lorry

Tuesday 10th November 2015 – 4.55pm – Chris Kowalik.


A man in his eighties who was pulled from beneath a lorry by members of the public only had minor abrasions to his head.

It happened in Cannock Road, Wednesfield. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 3.35pm today.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was initially assigned based on the original reports of a man being hit by a lorry but was later stood down from the case.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man had gone right under the vehicle and was pulled out by passersby.
“Assessments at the scene found he had just minor injuries to his head and, as a precaution, he was taken to New Cross Hospital.”

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