Driver airlifted to hospital after serious crash on Compton Hill in Warwick

The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to hospital
The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to hospital

The driver of a car was trapped for 50 minutes following a crash in Warwick yesterday afternoon (Monday).

The crash happened on Compton Hill at around 1.15pm.

The van driver did not require treatment

The van driver did not require treatment

One ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the crash, along with a trauma doctor from WNAA in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in a serious collision. “The car had suffered substantial damage and the van had ended up in some trees.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 40s, suffered serious chest, pelvic and leg injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle.

“He received emergency treatment including pain relief from medics whilst still trapped and his condition was stabilised.

“Once released from the vehicle, the man was transferred by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The man driving the van was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but did not require further treatment.

“Considering the circumstances of the crash it is extremely fortunate that no one suffered more serious injuries.”