Two injured as car lands on roof

 

Tuesday 6th September 2016 – 3pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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An elderly man and woman were fortunate to escape serious injury when their car landed on its roof in a single vehicle collision this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stafford Road in Cannock, at 11.55am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews were told that the car had come to rest on its roof after colliding with the central reservation.

“There were two patients, one of whom, an elderly woman, had already been moved out of the vehicle and to safety by the fire service.

“Crews then worked closely with the fire service to assist the driver, an elderly man, out of the vehicle.

“He was treated for cuts to his head but thankfully remained fully conscious throughout.

“The woman was treated for a minor chest injury before both patients were taken to New Cross Hospital on land ambulances.

“Both patients are lucky to have escaped more serious injuries in the crash given the fact the car ended up on its roof.”

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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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