17th Oct, 2017

Driver suspended in mid-air after motorway smash

Coventry Editorial 9th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER was left suspended in mid-air when his vehicle smashed through roadside railings before it stopped on its roof.

After it left the road the car travelled up a grass bank, near to the entrance of a business park next to the Junction 1 slip road of the M69.

The car was then thrown into the air during the incident, which took place about 1.35pm on Wednesday (September 30).

As well as landing on its roof, the car also ended up facing the wrong way on the road with the driver hanging by his seatbelt inside the vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said crews were told the vehicle had been travelling at a high speed when it left the road before it flipped over and travelled up a grass bank, approximately 8ft high.

He added bystanders then helped the driver, a man in his 20s, to get out of the vehicle.

The man was assessed and treated for a head injury and neck pain – he was also immobilised with a scoop stretcher, neck collar and pelvic binder before he was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

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