Incredibly lucky escape for motorist


Sunday 14th February 2016 – 7.40pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


“How he walked away without serious injury I do not know.”

The words of a paramedic area support officer following a single vehicle road traffic collision this afternoon that saw a car suffer significant damage and roll a number of times.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Shawe Park Road in Kingsley Holt, Stoke-on-Trent, shortly after 5.35pm and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told the car had rolled six or seven times after initially leaving the road, causing it to suffer significant damage.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was out of the car on arrival of ambulance staff and incredibly appeared to have escaped serious injury.

“He was assessed and treated for shoulder pain before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.

“It is an amazingly lucky escape for the man to have avoided serious injury, especially considering some injuries we see people suffer in road traffic collisions, when the car ends up much less damaged than this one.”

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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