Man trapped for over an hour after crash

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 – 12.45pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man was trapped for well over an hour after a crash on a busy dual carriageway this morning.

The crash happened on the A45 Fletchampstead Highway, close to the railway line, in the Canley area of Coventry at just before 9.30am this morning.

An ambulance arrived on scene in just four minutes and was backed up by a paramedic officer and the aircrew of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, who responded in a car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car that had collided with a pole and had ended up on the crash barrier at the side of the road at an angle.

“Due to the way the vehicle ended up, it was a difficult job to free the man from the vehicle safely.  Ambulance staff worked closely with firefighters to extricate the man, who had suffered potentially serious trauma injuries.  In total it took about 80 minutes to get him out.

“The man, who was estimated to be in his mid-30s, was immobilised and had a pelvic binder placed on him before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the air ambulance doctor travelled with the ambulance crew.”


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