Tuesday 8th March 2016 – 3.37pm – Murray MacGregor.
For the driver of a car that drove into the front of a sandwich shop, it is a small ‘crumb of comfort’ that neither the staff and customers inside the shop or a pedestrian that leapt out of the way, were seriously hurt.
The incident happened at The Upper Crust in Parkfield Road, Coleshill at just before midday.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When staff arrived at the scene they found the automatic car against the shop. It had collided with the doorway and left side window.
“Whilst it appeared that there might be some damage to the shop, the windows had held.
“Those at the scene described how the car had crossed the pavement and narrowly missed a pedestrian.
“The man had jumped out of the way in the nick of time and suffered only a glancing blow. The 42 year old was assessed but did not require any further treatment.
“No-one in the shop was hurt, though somewhat surprised by what had happened.
“The car driver, a man estimated to be in his 50s, was also unhurt.
“Ambulance staff said it was undoubtedly a ‘slice’ of good fortune that no-one was hurt.”