When we arrived we feared the worst. Driver escapes serious injuries despite huge damage

Saturday 19th December 2015 – 6.55pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man whose car collided side on with a tree before flipping onto it’s roof has escaped with remarkably minor injuries.

When ambulance crews arrived they feared the worst. The crash happened on the B4113 near the National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire at a little before 3.00pm on Saturday afternoon.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a car on its roof with the driver trapped upside down, being held in by his seatbelt.

“The car had suffered significant damage and required the fire service to remove the door to allow ambulance staff to get inside to start treating the driver, who was in his 30s.

“After being extricated onto a spinal board and having a neck collar fitted, he was treated for a broken collar bone and right leg break.

“He was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire by land ambulance.

“Speaking after the patient had left for hospital, staff agreed that the driver had been extremely fortunate given the level of damage to the car.”

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