Car safety systems do their job protecting drivers

Monday 3rd July 2017 – 9.14am – Murray MacGregor.

Three men have escaped with what appear to be remarkably minor injuries despite a crash that left three vehicles with massive damage.

The collision happened a the junction of Church Road and Lea Hall Road in the Yardley area of Birmingham at 10.15pm last night.

Two ambulances and two paramedic officers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews were faced with three cars, where the vehicles had suffered a huge level of damage.

“Astonishingly, given the level of damage, the injuries sustained appeared not to be too serious.

“A 20 year old man from a white car had managed to get out of the vehicle and was lying on the ground.  He was complaining of back pain.  He was immobilised before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.

“A man in his 40s from a second car had suffered leg injuries and was taken to the same hospital, while a man estimated to be in his 60s from the third car was discharged at scene after an assessment by ambulance staff.

“There is no doubt that the safety system on the cars saved the drivers from far more serious injuries.”

Ends

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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