22nd Jan, 2018

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

Shaun Reynolds 13th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 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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