24th Oct, 2016

'Life-changing’ injuries for crash victim

Evesham Editorial 7th Aug, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE DRIVER of a people carrier involved in a serious collision on the B4035 Badsey Road near the junction with the A46 is in hospital with ‘serious life-changing injuries’.

The 26-year-old man was one of two men left trapped in their vehicles following the collision between a VW Sharan and Mercedes sprinter van at about 5.20am on Monday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near the junction of the A46 and two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two doctors attended the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered two vehicles that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, with the drivers of both vehicles trapped inside.

“Thankfully, after working closely with the fire service, both patients were cut free from their vehicles quickly.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward following the collision.

The driver of the VW Sharan, a 26-year-old man, sustained serious life-changing injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The driver of the van, a 31-year-old man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide an alcohol breath specimen and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact PC 1473 Westwood or Sgt 1914 Allen on 101.