5th Dec, 2016

Man rescued after head-on smash near Bidford

Stratford Editorial 8th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN in his 20s had to be rescued through the roof of his car following a head-on smash between two cars near Bidford.

Emergency services were called to the B439 where the Evesham Road meets Stratford Road shortly after 6.30am on Friday (July 9).

The crash involved a Vauxhall Vectra and a Seat Leon and three people were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The road was closed for the majority of the morning while investigative work took place.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had both suffered significant damage in the collision.

“The driver of one of the cars – a man believed to be in his 20s – was trapped as a result of the damage to his vehicle.

“After ambulance staff had assessed him, they worked closely with the fire service to free him. Once the roof and door had been cut away from the car, a specialist device was used to safely get him out.

“He was treated for a fractured arm and a back injury as well as cuts to his face.”

Two women were travelling in the second car. The driver was treated for abdominal and back pain while the other woman was treated for minor injuries.

All three were taken to Worcester Royal Hospital.