Truck plays pinball with Renault car on B5404 at Tamworth
Emergency services attend road accident on the A5 at Fazeley, Tamworth. A small Renault Car glanced off a truck, and went through the hedge on the opposite side of the road. The police closed the road causing major tail backs.
Friday afternoon at around 4 o’clock and a Renault Cleo glances off the front of a container lorry pulling out of a fuel station. The deflection tacks the car across the road, though the hedge and down a 10 metre embankment. Coming to rest the way it cane from…. The emergency services responded and the road was closed…. This is a major local artery and by now it was 16:30 on a Friday afternoon the busiest time of the week.
The truck had only superficial damage to it’s front cowling and the mounting brackets. Other than the smashed lights it seemed roadworthy.
The two occupants of the car were reported to have only minor and superficial injuries but as a precaution were brought back up to the road strapped to stretchers and taken to hospital as a precaution for a full check up.
The most difficult problem (other than the traffic jams) was how to recover the car back up the embankment and though the hole in the hedge … In fact after some pulling about by the winch on the recovery truck a crane was called to lift the car out.
The initial medical first responders can from CARE . The Central Accident and REsuscitation (CARE) team is a group of about 80 volunteer doctors and nurses who volunteer there time, outside of there normal busy medical jobs, to respond to the most seriously ill and injured people covering the whole of the West Midlands. They are all part of the BASICS charity and are completely funded by charitable fundraising will no government or national support.
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