How did 4×4 driver escape serious injury?

Monday 8th January 2018 – 10.16am – Murray MacGregor.

The driver of a 4×4 vehicle has an extraordinary lucky escape after the front of his vehicle ended up underneath an articulated trailer.

The incident happened on the A49 From Prees Green to Weston, near Wem at around 8.40pm last night (Sunday).

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a LandRover Discovery that had left the road, gone through a wooden fence and collided with a parked up articulated trailer.

“The front end of the LandRover was under the trailer with the driver’s side of the 4×4 crushed.  The driver, a 30-year-old man, was fully conscious throughout.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate him.  He was taken onto the ambulance and assessed by the doctor.  Amazingly, apart from some minor chest pain and a few scratches to his face, he had but no sign of any significant injuries.  After being given pain relief, he was taken by ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”


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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