Lucky escape for driver as car collides with tree

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Friday 6th January 2017 – 3.10pm – Claire Brown.

“This particular tree has been involved in a lot of RTCs in its lifetime but thankfully, today’s, wasn’t serious.”

Those were the words of Senior Paramedic Officer Nigel Wells after attending a road traffic collision on Gypsy Lane in Nuneaton; a location ambulance staff in the area are familiar with attending for collisions.

The Trust received a 999 call reporting a car colliding with a tree at 1.40pm today and responded Nigel and an ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a man in his 40s walking around. The car was on its side next to a tree. The roof of the car had collided with the tree, bringing the car to a stop.

“The man was assessed by ambulance staff but had managed to escape the collision with just minor bumps and bruises. He didn’t require hospital treatment and was discharged on scene.”

ENDS

Photo – please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service

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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