Trapped motorist has a lucky escape

Saturday 21st November 2015 – 6.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.



A man has escaped with minor injuries despite being trapped in his car for about 30 minutes following a collision between his car and street furniture.

The incident, which happened in Bilston Road, Ettinghsall, Wolverhampton, shortly before 3.30am this morning, caused considerable damage to the man’s car as well as roadside railings and a lamppost.

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

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered a lot of damage to the front end and windscreen of the car, as well as to railings and a lamppost.

“There was one patient, a man who was the driver of the vehicle and thought to be in his 30s.

“Following assessment from crews it became apparent that the man had been fortunate to escape with only minor injuries, including a minor head injury.

“However, he still had to be cut free from the car and ambulance staff immobilised him prior to working closely with the fire service to get him out through the roof.

“Once free he was transported to New Cross Hospital.

“Considering the damage at the scene, the man is fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”


Notes to Editors:

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

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