Man fatally injured as car and lorry collide

Friday 8th September 2017 – 2.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A car driver has died and three other people have been injured following a collision with a lorry this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Brinklow Road in Coventry shortly before 11.15am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered the car driver, a man, still inside his vehicle with serious injuries.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“There were three occupants in the lorry, one of whom was trapped as a result of the collision.

“The man, believed to be in his 20s, was cut free with the help of the fire service.

“He was treated for a serious leg injury and suspected pelvic injury. He was immobilised and alerted in to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance. The air crew travelled with the patient to help continue treatment enroute to the hospital.

“The remaining two patients, a man in his 40s and a man in his 30s, were treated for minor hand and leg injuries respectively.

“They were both transported to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on the second ambulance.”

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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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