Five injured as car hits canal bridge


Tuesday 9th May 2017 – 12.50pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Five people have been injured, one of whom was airlifted to hospital, after a car crashed into a canal bridge this morning.

The collision happened on the A38 northbound at the junction for Barton-under-Needswood near Burton, shortly after 9.40am.

Five ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover five patients, all from the same car, following the crash.

“The most seriously injured patient was a teenage male who was a passenger in the car.

“He was treated for a suspected pelvic injury and injuries to his face, immobilised and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Thankfully, his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

“The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 20s, was treated for chest and hip pain, cuts to his face and taken to Royal Derby Hospital.

“Also taken to the that hospital was a passenger from the car, a man in his 20s, who received treatment at the scene for chest and abdominal pain.

“Two further patients were transported to Queens Hospital Burton after receiving treatment from ambulance staff at the scene.

“They were a woman in her 20s who had suffered chest, hip and leg injuries and a man in his 20s who was treated for a head injury and back pain.”


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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