Incredibly lucky escape after railing penetrates side of car

Wednesday 8th November 2017 – 11.10am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has had an extraordinary escape from serious injury after a metal railing penetrated the side of the car that he was in.

The crash happened outside Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh Temple on the High Street in Smethwick at just after 7.30pm last night.

The MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were first on scene and were backed up by an ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman, said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a badly damaged car which had some metal railing through the driver’s side door.  Nearby a set of traffic lights had been damaged.

“There was only one person at the scene.  The 20-year-old man had suffered a leg injury where the metal work went through the car and struck his leg by the knee.  He was treated for abrasions to his lower right leg but did not appear to have any other injuries.

“After being assessed by the doctor, he was given pain relief, had his leg splinted as a precaution and was taken by ambulance to Sandwell Hospital.”



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