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World's turned upside down for crash driver

A YOUNG motorist who was knocked unconscious had to be rescued by emergency services who found him hanging upside down by his seatbelt.

A YOUNG motorist who was knocked unconscious had to be rescued by emergency services who found him hanging upside down by his seatbelt.

The 18-year-old's Ford Fiesta crashed and turned upside down trapping him in boggy water on Norton Lane near Earslwood Lakes.

Two other people in the car escaped unscathed.

The crash happened shortly before 10pm on Monday and firefighters from Solihull and Warwickshire were called out together with paramedics, but the man left hanging by his seatbelt was not otherwise trapped.

He was put on a spine board as a precaution and taken to hospital.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, two emergency doctors and a senior officer were mobilised by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Dr Jonathan Hulme, one of the care team, said: "When we arrived two of the men had managed to get out of the car but the driver was trapped in the vehicle, suspended by his seatbelt.

"We assessed his condition before ambulance and fire service personnel worked together to free him.

"However the conditions were not easy as we were all working in knee-deep boggy water."

The man, complaining of head and abdominal pain, was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution before being taken to Selly Oak Hospital, with a doctor accompanying him in the ambulance. ..SUPL:

 

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