Incredibly lucks escape as branch smashes car windscreen


Tuesday 6th June 2017 – 10am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A car driver had an incredibly fortunate escape yesterday when walking away relatively unharmed after a tree branch smashed through his windscreen whilst driving.

The incident happened on School Lane in Exhall, Coventry, shortly before 3.30pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.

School Lane 2

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, has been extremely fortunate to escape serious injury as had the branch fallen just a few feet further away, we could have been talking about a very different story.

“As it is, the man managed to get himself out of the car and after he was assessed for a minor hand injury he was discharged at the scene.

“The damage suffered to the car, highlights just what a lucky escape this was for the patient.”


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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