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A pleasant shock – as man escapes serious injury after car hits electricity pylon

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Wednesday 8th February 2017 – 11.55am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A car driver had a lucky escape last night when walking away without serious injury after a collision with an electricity pylon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Warwick Road in Norton Lindsey, near to the junction with Brittons Lane, shortly before 6.20pm and sent one ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Arriving at the scene, ambulance crews discovered a car that had been significantly damaged and an electricity pylon suspended low to the ground with cables lying on the road.

“The car driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, had freed himself from the vehicle and was fully conscious.

“He was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for an arm injury and minor neck pain. He was immobilised as a precaution and transported to Warwick Hospital for further assessment.

“Given the damage visible to ambulance crews on arrival at the scene, both to the car and the electricity pylon, it is a lucky escape for the driver that he has not suffered more serious injuries in the collision.”

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Notes to Editors: If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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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