5th Dec, 2016

Man in critical condition after Coombe Abbey collision

Shaun Reynolds 2nd Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER has been left in critical condition after Emergency Services were called to a serious RTC on Monday (November 30) morning.

Services were called to the B4027 near Coombe Abbey at 6.40am after a man was trapped in an upside down car.

The serious incident was attended to by two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and two doctors from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base who made their way to the scene by car.

Crews arrived to find a single car, which had left the road, landed upside down in amongst trees and hedges at the side of the road.

The 30-year-old driver was trapped in wreckage and was initially unconscious.

Once the driver was released from the car he regained consciousness – though he sustained a serious head injury.

Doctors took the decision to anaesthetise him at the scene in an attempt to stabilise his condition.

The driver was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where medics in A&E were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in critical condition.

The passenger, a man, had managed to get out of the overturned car prior to emergency services arriving upon the scene – he sustained a minor arm injury and was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital as a precaution.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The fire service and ambulance staff worked quickly to release the man from the car.

“Staff cut away parts of the car which, in itself, was a difficult task due to the amount of branches in their way.

“Once released and clear from the car the man regained consciousness but it was clear to ambulance staff that he had sustained a serious head injury.”