Thursday 28th April 2016 – 5.00pm – Claire Brown.
A man ended up in a water filled ditch at the side of the road following a collision with a van in Coventry this afternoon.
The incident happened on the Coventry Road in Stoneleigh at 2.00pm (Thursday). Two ambulances were sent to the scene together with the aircrew from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who responded by car and consisted of a doctor, a paramedic and a critical care paramedic.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 50s, who had reportedly been clipped by the wing mirror of a van which had knocked him down a 5ft watery ditch.
“Upon assessment by ambulance staff, the man was found with multiple injuries and was suffering from the effects of hypothermia. The doctor administered advanced pain relief to help stabilise his condition before he was carefully carried out of the ditch on a stretcher and transferred into the warmth of the ambulance where he received further trauma care.
“The man was then taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”