September 26th, 2016

Taxi driver taken to hospital after being suspended in the air for 50 minutes

Taxi driver taken to hospital after being suspended in the air for 50 minutes Taxi driver taken to hospital after being suspended in the air for 50 minutes
Updated: 3:39 pm, Sep 13, 2016

A TAXI driver was suspended in the air for almost 50 minutes this morning following a collision with a car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to St Lukes Road in Coventry just after 10.30am.

An ambulance, a paramedic support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew, in a rapid response vehicle, were sent to the scene.

Crews arrived to find a taxi wedged up in the air – on top of a car and against a wall following the smash.

Both vehicles had suffered significant damage.

The taxi driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was trapped inside his vehicle and believed to have been knocked unconscious in the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The taxi driver was cut free before being assessed and treated for a suspected head injury as well as right arm and right leg fractures.

“In order to stabilise the man’s condition he was anaesthetised at the scene by a doctor before being transported by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire with a police escort.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be 17-years-old, was out of his vehicle on arrival of ambulance staff and had escaped with very minor injuries.”

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