Car driver badly injured after tractor crash

Tuesday 31st January 2017 – 8.00am – Murray MacGregor.

A car driver has suffered potentially serious injuries after a collision between a tractor and a car.

It happened at about 4.30pm on the B4116, Coleshill Road near the village of  Bentley in Warwickshire, close to Dudley Wood Farm.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Critical Care Car from The Air Ambulance Service were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a car that has suffered very significant front end damage and a tractor that was missing it’s front offside wheel.

“The car driver, a man in his 20s, was initially unconscious but came round as he was being treated.

“Working with firefighters, it took almost 45 minutes to safely extricate him from the wreckage of the car.

“He had suffered a suspected broken pelvis and was also complaining of head and back pain.  He was given pain relief, was immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire; the doctor from the critical care car travelled with the crew.

“The man driving the tractor was shaken but otherwise unhurt.”

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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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