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'Extraordinarily' lucky escape for two after car rollover

Photo from the scene in Staffordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service said two men have had an 'extraordinarily' lucky escape after the car they were in rolled over a number of times.

The incident happened on Swynnerton Road close to Baden Hall between Sturbridge and Cold Meece in Staffordshire at around 12.35pm on Monday (30 January).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Despite the crash, the two men inside, who are aged 25 years, escaped serious injury.

The front seat passenger was trapped for about an hour. He has suffered a right leg fracture as well as back and neck pain. His leg was splinted and he was immobilised before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The driver had suffered a possible dislocation of his shoulder and was complaining of neck pain. He too was immobilised before being taken to the same hospital.

Given the level of damage to the vehicle and where it came to rest, both men have been extremely lucky not to have suffered far more serious injuries.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman