October 28th, 2016

Police interview man following Wellesbourne cartwheel crash

Updated: 1:00 pm, Oct 26, 2015

A MAN has been interviewed by police after a car crash near Wellesbourne left two people seriously injured.

Police told The Observer the man had voluntarily attended a police station following the crash which saw the car smash through a wall before it cartwheeled and landed in a ditch.

It happened on the A429 just outside Wellesbourne around 6pm on Saturday evening (October 24). Three ambulances were quickly on the scene near the HRI centre.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff found a car that had gone through a wall on a bend into a ditch and had then overturned landing back on its wheels.

“A woman, who had been in the rear seat, was out of the car on arrival, though it wasn’t possible to determine how she had got out. She had suffered potentially serious internal injuries and had abdominal pain.

“After being immobilised, she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“A man who had been in the front of the car was extricated from the wreckage with the help of firefighters. He had suffered chest injuries from the seat belt.

“He too was immobilised and was taken to the same hospital by ambulance.”

But a third person who was in the car had left the scene within the eight minutes it took medics to get there.

The police helicopter was mobilised, and it is understood officers with dogs were also involved in the search for the other person.