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Two extraordinarily lucky not to have been more seriously hurt after car rollover

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Monday 30th January 2017 – 5.00pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two men have had an extraordinarily lucky escape after the car they were in rolled over multiple times coming to rest in a field.

The incident happened on Swynnerton Road close to Baden Hall between Sturbridge and Cold Meece in Staffordshire at around 12.35pm today, Monday.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a community first responder from the Eccleshall scheme attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Honda Civic had left the road, gone through a hedge and ended up a considerable distance into a field.  Thankfully, it came to rest back on its wheels, though it was clear it had rolled over several times.

“Despite the crash, the two men inside, who are aged 25 years, escaped serious injury.

“The front seat passenger was trapped for about an hour.  He has suffered a right leg fracture as well as back and neck pain.  His leg was splinted and he was immobilised before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver had suffered a possible dislocation of his shoulder and was complaining of neck pain.  He too was immobilised before being taken to the same hospital.

“Given the level of damage to the vehicle and where it came to rest, both men have been extremely lucky not to have suffered far more serious injuries.”

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Author: 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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