Woman rushed to hospital after car veered into brook

The car in Southam brook. Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service
The car in Southam brook. Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman was rescued from a car after it veered off the road and into a brook in Bishops Itchington on Friday September 19.

The car left travelled down a steep embankment off Hambridge Road before crossing the shallow brook and coming to a stop on the opposite side of the bank at around 10.20pm.

A female passenger, believed to be in her late teens or early 20s, was rescued by fire crews before being treated for spinal and pelvic injuries and a fractured leg by paramedics.

She was then taken on a spinal board to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment

The driver, a man in his 20s, was not injured and left with police as the passenger was rushed to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had left the road, travelled down a steep embankment before coming to rest on the opposite side of the bank of a shallow and slow moving brook approximately 12 feet across.

“The woman was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splint before being carried up the embankment to the awaiting ambulance.”