A YOUNG motorist was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after his car split in two in a crash on the A45.
The driver, who is in his 20s, was in collision with a second car and an HGV on the Coventry-bound carriageway close to the Maxstoke Lane junction at around 4.45pm on Wednesday.
A man, also in his 20s, in the second car had minor injuries but was taken to the same hospital as a precaution while the lorry driver was unhurt.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found the car in two pieces about 50 yards apart.
“The driver, from Coventry, had suffered serious multiple injuries. The doctors worked on his injuries and anaesthetised him at the scene before he was airlifted to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire where a full trauma team was on standby.”
A rapid response vehicle was first on the scene and was backed up by an ambulance, two BASICS Emergency doctors, an incident support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.
“This was a real team effort by the doctors and ambulance staff which ensured the badly injured man, very rapidly, got the best treatment possible at the scene and at the hospital,” added the spokesman.