Driver ‘very lucky’ not to be more seriously hurt after crash left ‘V’ in car

Wednesday 13th January 2016 – 7.10pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man whose car was left a large ‘V’ in the front after colliding head on with a tree has been called “very lucky” by ambulance staff who attended.

The incident happened on Waggon Lane in Hurcott near Kidderminster at around 5.30pm on Wednesday evening.

An ambulance, the MERIT trauma doctor and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, staff found a car that had suffered very significant front end damage. There was a ‘V’ in thr front of the car which had pushed the bonnet up. There was also damage to the tree some distance from the ground.

“Although the initial 999 call suggested that the driver, a 32 year old man, had been unconscious, he was alert when crews arrived.

“Amazingly, on examination, the only obvious injury he had was a relatively minor one to his wrist and he was complaining of neck pain.

“When you look at the damage to car, he has been very lucky indeed not to have suffered more serious injuries.”

The man was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment.

Hurcott 1 (13-1-16) Hurcott 2 (13-1-16)

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