Incredible escape after car is impaled on fence

Wednesday 23rd December 2015 – 11.35am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Shaw Road 2 Dec 23 2015 Shaw Road Dec 23 2015

A man who was trapped in his truck for an hour before being cut free through the roof has incredibly escaped serious injuries this morning.

After leaving the road, the car came to rest at height, impaled on a fence, in a scaffolding yard in Shaw Road, Dudley, just before 8.40am.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the West Midlands CARE team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a male patient, believed to be in his 50s, lying across the front two seats of his vehicle.

“Due to the damage caused in the incident he was trapped and the fire service worked quickly to stabilise the car in order for ambulance staff to be able to fully assess the man.

“Remarkably the man, who remained conscious throughout, had escaped serious injuries but was treated for minor injuries to his face, neck pain and a suspected fractured collarbone.

“It took approximately an hour to free the man who was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher before being moved on to the ambulance and transported to Russells Hall Hospital.”

Ends.

Notes to Editors:

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

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