Engine left 20 METRES away from car and lorry lands on its side in crash near Whitchurch

The crash happened on Long Lane on the road from Bronington to Whitchurch on the Shropshire/Welsh border at about 6.50pm on Wednesday, and left two men injured. The driver of the car was trapped for around 50 minutes and had to be airlifted to hospital. Two ambulances, one from West Midlands Ambulance Service and the other from Wales, were sent to the scene along with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.

Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered very significant front offside damage. Part of the engine was lying about 20 metres away. Further up the road there was an HGV on its side.

“The car driver, a man in his 20s was the most seriously hurt. He was trapped for around 50 minutes while firefighters worked with ambulance staff to extricate him while he received treatment. “He had suffered a broken right leg and fracture dislocation of his ankle.

He was given pain relief and was immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. “The front seat passenger, a man also in his 20s, had managed to get out of the vehicle himself and was treated for abdominal pain and seat belt injuries. He was taken by the Welsh ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“The lorry driver was able to get out of the vehicle himself and was uninjured.”

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