Two hurt after tree falls on car

Thursday 23rd February 2017 – 12.00pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two men have been hurt after a tree came down on their car on a rural road.

The incident happened on the A49 Just north of Church Stretton in Shropshire at about 9.30am on Thursday morning.

A paramedic area support officer, two ambulances, a MERIT Trauma doctor and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a red Ford Focus that had a large tree lying across the bonnet of the car and the rest of the road.

The front seat passenger, a man in his 80s, had suffered a laceration to his neck and was complaining of chest pain.  He was assessed by the doctor who took the decision to take him to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital – the doctor travelled with the crew.

“His wife, who was a rear seat passenger in the car, also travelled to the same hospital though she was uninjured.

“The driver, a 75 year old man, had neck pain and seatbelt pain in his chest.  He was assessed before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”


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