Incredible escape after car overturns


Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – 5.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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“She is incredibly lucky to be alive.”

The words of a paramedic in relation to the female driver of a car which ended up on its roof and in a front garden this afternoon.

The car eventually came to rest after overturning and rolling through a hedge and a fence, a collision which resulted in the woman being airlifted to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Main Road in Newton Regis, Tamworth, shortly after 12.50pm and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene. The police and fire services were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had suffered significant damage and one patient, a woman believed to be in her 20s.

“Thankfully the woman, who remained conscious throughout, was not trapped in the vehicle despite the damage, having been freed by bystanders.

“She was assessed and treated for a head injury, a suspected fractured wrist and numerous cuts.

“It is quite remarkable that thankfully, she did not suffer much more serious injuries in the incident.

“She was then loaded on to the air ambulance before being flown to Royal Derby Hospital for further treatment.”


Notes to Editors:

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

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