September 26th, 2016

Lucky escape for two as car overturns on the ring road

A man and woman had a lucky escape this morning (Thursday) after their car overturned on the ring road.

The crash occurred on the St Nicholas section of the ring road at around 10.30am when the car they were travelling in hit a concrete road barrier and launched into an overhead gantry in Coventry.

The car flipped over and came to rest on its roof on the road.

The driver, a man believed to be in his mid-20s, received emergency treatment at the scene for multiple minor injuries before being extricated from the car with the assistance of the fire service.

The passenger, a woman in her mid 50’s, suffered neck and back injuries and was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar at the scene.

A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances, and two paramedic officers attended the scene.

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “A passing ambulance came across the crash and started treated the patients whilst awaiting back up.

“Both patients were transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash the occupants of the car were extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”

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