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Three 'seriously injured' in two-car Warwickshire crash

Three people were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Warwickshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Harbury Lane at 11.30pm.

One man was dragged by ambulance crews from his burning car, with a broken leg and a suspected fractured pelvis. A woman in her 40s was freed from the same car with chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries and multiple lower limb fractures.

A man in his 20s, travelling in the other car, was taken to hospital with multiple rib and lower limb fractures and serious chest and abdominal injuries.

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Two vehicles left crumpled in serious Coventry crash

The scene of the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A van and car have been involved in a serious collision this morning in Coventry on the Bedworth Road, Longford at around 6.40am.

The driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 50’s, suffered suspected abdominal injuries. He received emergency treatment at the scene by medics and his condition was stabilised. The man was then transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“The man and woman travelling in the car, both believed to be in their late 20’s, suffered suspected back injuries and also received treatment at the scene by medics.

“Both were transferred by land ambulances to the same hospital for further treatment.

“Considering the damage to the vehicles the occupants were extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The scene of the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Woman trapped for half an hour by crates in trailer

A woman got trapped underneath crates in a trailer today Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A woman became trapped for thirty minutes under wooden crates from a trailer this afternoon.

It happened at 1.20pm on Church Road in Coventry, when a woman in her 60s got stuck between a car's trailer and some of the boxes that were inside it.

“It is believed the trailer rocked backwards after being disconnected from a car, causing the woman to fall to the ground.

"She became trapped when two big wooden crates fell out of the trailer and trapped her leg against the trailer hitch.

“She was given pain relief by ambulance staff who then worked closely alongside the fire service to carefully free the woman, which took about 30 minutes.

“Once free she was treated for injuries to her lower right leg, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and leg splint and transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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