Man left hanging upside down after car and van collide


Thursday 12th May 2016 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man was left hanging upside down by his seatbelt for about 45 minutes following a collision between a van and a car this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Penkridge Bank and Broadhurst Green in Cannock, shortly before 2.15pm and sent three ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were six patients in total when crews arrived, four from the car and two from the van.

“The most seriously injured patient was the passenger in the van who was suspended by his seatbelt, upside down, when crews arrived.

“With the help of the fire service, who cut the door off the vehicle, the man was freed after his seat belt was cut.

“He was treated at the scene for an arm injury and chest pain before being transported to New Cross Hospital.

“The van driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident whilst the occupants of the car, four adults, were all treated for minor injuries. All five were discharged at the scene.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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