7th Dec, 2016

Man dies in car crash with coach on A45

Coventry Editorial 26th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A man has died after a car and a coach were involved in a crash on a dual carriageway.

The tragic incident happened at about 11.15am on Sunday morning on the Birmingham bound A45 about half a mile from the Land Rover garage.

There were five people in the car along with about 20 passengers and the driver on the National Express coach.

Four ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.  The aircraft landed on the carriageway.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered very significant damage to its rear offside.  The coach had nearside front damage and the windscreen was badly damaged.

“The man who died was in the rear of the car.  Sadly it was almost immediately clear that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A woman in her 30s who was driving the car had a head laceration; a woman in her 60s had a possible chest injury.

“She was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as was a man in his 60s as a precaution.  All three were taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“A woman, estimated to be in her late teens or early 20s had suffered a knee injury but after treatment, was discharged at the scene.

“All of the passengers and the man driving the coach were checked, but none had suffered any injury.”