Left upside down for 30 minutes in overturned car

Monday 3rd July 2017 – 4.52pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man who was left hanging upside down by his seatbelt for 30 minutes has suffered remarkably minor injuries considering.  He was one of the three people hurt in a two car crash near Wolvey in Warwickshire.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene after a call at 1.26pm on Monday lunchtime.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a small Citroen with front end damage and a BMW car on its roof.

“The 21 year old lady in the Citroen had to be freed due to the door being stuck.  Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her onto a long board to immobilise her.  She was complaining of pain in her head, neck, back, shoulder, chest, thigh and shin. She was given pain relief before being taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire by ambulance.

“The 48 year old man in the BMW who was left upside down was carefully helped out of the vehicle and was assessed by ambulance staff.  He was taken to the same hospital for further assessment.

“The elderly lady driving the BMW was suffering from chest pain and was also taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.”


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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