Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 10.30am – Claire Brown.
A car driver has suffered multiple serious injuries after a collision with a lorry in Coventry this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a lorry, car and van on Astley Lane in Bedworth shortly after 7.30am (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The lorry had ended up on its side in the collision and the car had sustained serious damage. The car driver, a man in his 30s, was assessed by ambulance staff and found to have sustained multiple injuries but was conscious. The man was trapped in the wreckage and whilst ambulance staff worked to stabilise his injuries, the fire service worked around them to release him from the car. The man was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; the doctor travelled on board to continue treatment en route.
“The lorry driver, a man in his 50s, had managed to climb out of his overturned vehicle prior to our arrival. He had suffered back pain and was taken to George Eliot hospital as a precaution.
“The van driver, a woman in her 20s, was treated for the effects of shock but was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”
Notes to Editor – Photos courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service