Drivers Extremely Lucky - Thursday, 22 January 2015, 11:00am
Two drivers have been described as being extremely lucky to have not suffered more serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Shropshire today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a lorry and a van that had been in collision on the B5065 in Wem Rural shortly after 7.15am this morning.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a rapid response vehicle from the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Cosford, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to find a lorry and a van that had been in collision.
“Each vehicle had been carrying single occupants at the time of the incident, both of which were trapped within their vehicles due to the significant damaged sustained in the incident.
“The driver of the lorry, a man, was trapped for approximately one hour. Emergency services worked closely together to free the man safely. The man was treated at the scene for facial injuries and a laceration to his head.
“The van driver, a man, was also trapped for a short period of time. He was treated for facial and knee injuries.
“Both men were assessed by the doctor at the scene and cleared of any potential spinal injuries prior to being freed from their vehicles.
“The men were conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”