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Mercy crews to the rescue

TWO people were taken to hospital after a car overturned in Henley-in-Arden on Monday afternoon.

TWO people were taken to hospital after a car overturned in Henley-in-Arden on Monday afternoon.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle and the Warwick and Northants Air Ambulance were dispatched to Warwick Road shortly before 1pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews found a single vehicle on its roof. The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his late teens, was treated for head and back injuries before being airlifted to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.”

A second man was also treated on the scene for minor injuries before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

On December 22 a motorist was left hanging upside down by her seatbelt when the Ford Ka she was driving overturned on the A45 at Sheldon, near to the Wells Road junction.

The car hit railings and emergency services were called to free her just after 6.10pm.

Firefighters from Solihull and Sheldon cut a door and boot off the car to gain access to the woman, who apparently escaped injury.

“She was very, very lucky,” said one of the Sheldon-based firefighters involved.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle, an incident support officer and an emergency doctor to the scene.

A spokesman said: “The paramedic from the response car climbed inside the wrecked vehicle and started treatment immediately.

“Excellent team work between ambulance and fire crews ensured the woman, in her 20s, was freed very quickly, whilst treatment was on-going.”

The woman was taken to Heartlands Hospital, though the spokesman said she did not appear to be injured.

 

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