The quality of modern safety systems ensured no serious injuries from this crash

Saturday 20th February 2016 – 8.30am – Murray MacGregor.

Two cars were left badly damaged after a crash on a dual carriageway overnight.

The incident happened on the A453 between Bassets Pole Island and Tamworth at about 11.40pm on Friday night.

Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the West Midlands Care Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars that had suffered significant damage.

“One had intrusion on the driver’s side; the other had front end damage.

“A couple in their 70s from the Dudley area were in the first car. Due to the damage, ambulance staff asked firefighters to remove the door of the car to assist in getting the driver out.

“After assessment and treatment at the scene, the husband and his wife were taken by ambulance to Walsall Manor Hospital; their condition was not thought to be too serious.

“A couple in their 20s in the second car were assessed at the scene, however, against advice they chose not to go to hospital.

“The fact that the injuries were not serious shows the quality of modern car safety systems – they certainly did their job.”


Pictures courtesy of @WMCARETeam

A453 (19-02-16) 1 A453 (19-02-16) 2 A453 (19-02-16) 3

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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