A lorry driver who was trapped after his vehicle overturned has had a lucky escape

 

Wednesday 13th September 2017 – 9.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A lorry driver who was trapped for approximately 45 minutes after his vehicle overturned and was involved in a collision with a car has been fortunate to walk away without serious injury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Shrewsbury Road and the A528 in Preston Gubbals, Shrewsbury, just after 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man, believed to be in his 40s, trapped inside the cab of his lorry after it had overturned and been involved in collision with a car.

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“Once the fire service had cut him free, he was able to get himself out of the vehicle and walk to the ambulance.

“He was treated for cuts to his hand, shoulder pain and a minor head injury before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Considering the damage suffered to his vehicle, he is extremely fortunate to have not suffered more serious injuries.

“The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 50s, was out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived and escaped injury in the incident.”

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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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