Given the level of damage, it could have been so much worse

Sunday 20th December 2015 – 8.05am – Murray MacGregor.

Three people have escaped serious injury despite a huge amount of damage to two vehicles involved in a head on collision.

The crash on the B4029 at Coombe Fields near Coventry happened at lunchtime on Saturday (12.35pm) involving a red car and a blue van.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were quickly on scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found one vehicle on either side of the road, both with extensive front end damage.

“Despite this, the levels of injury were not as serious as you might have expected.

“There were a man and woman in their 50s in the van – the man was discharged on scene after treatment for minor injuries, but the woman was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire with a hand injury.

“The 19 year old man driving the car escaped with only facial and knee injuries. He was taken to the same hospital by ambulance.

“All three were very fortunate not to be more seriously injured.”

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Coombe Fields 1 (19-12-15) Coombe Fields 2 (19-12-15) Coombe Fields 3 (19-12-15)

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