October 23rd, 2016

Serious injuries following crashes

Updated: 3:15 pm, May 07, 2015

A DRIVER was freed from this car after it was wedged for an hour and a half wedged under a lorry following a crash on the A46 by pass near Warwick.

The man suffered a serious back injury in the smash which involved two cars and a lorry near the junction at Leek Wootton shortly before 4am on Saturday (September 20).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The fire service used specialist equipment to lift up the lorry and move it forwards in order for medics to reach the patient.

“While ambulance staff worked to administer pain relief and stabilise his condition, the fire service worked around them to cut away the wreckage.”

The man in his 40s was rushed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

The driver of the second car, a man in his 20s, sustained a head injury and pelvic injury was taken to the same hospital.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

And a woman was rescued from a car by specialist ambulance staff and the fire service after it left the road, went down an embankment and ended up in a brook at Bishops Itchington on Friday night (September 19).

The accident happened on Hambridge Road just after 10pm.

The woman, believed to be in her late teens or early 20s, was a passenger in the car. She suffered a broken leg and other injuries.

Medics administered pain relief and to stabilise her condition while firefighters freed her, after which she was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, was was uninjured.

A woman suffered a broken leg after this car went into a brook at Bishops Itchington. Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service. (s)