Man critical after car lands upside down in hedges and trees


Monday 30th November 2015 – 8.55am – Claire Brown.

Emergency Services were at the scene of a serious RTC earlier this morning which left one man trapped in an upside down car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4027 near to Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire at 6.40am this morning (Monday). Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended along with two doctors from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base who made their way to the scene by car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a single car which had left the road and had landed upside down in amongst trees and hedges at the side of the road.

“The driver, a 30-year-old man, was trapped in the wreckage and was initially unconscious. The fire service and ambulance staff worked quickly to release the man from the car by cutting away parts of the car which, in itself, was a difficult task due to the amount of branches in their way.

“Once released and clear from the car the man regained consciousness but it was clear to ambulance staff that he had sustained a serious head injury. The doctors took the decision to anaesthetise him on scene in an attempt to stabilise his condition.  The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Medics in A&E were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition.

“The passenger, a man, had managed to get out of the overturned car prior to emergency services arriving on scene. Upon assessment he was found to have sustained a minor arm injury and was treated on scene before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.”




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