14th Dec, 2017

Elderly driver rushed to hospital after ploughing into pillar

Catherine Thompson 11th Aug, 2017 Updated: 11th Aug, 2017


AN ELDERLY driver ploughed into a concrete pillar as he tried to exit a Solihull car park.

Ambulance crews rushed to the scene at the multi-storey car park in Mill Lane around midday yesterday (August 10).

The 83 year-old was knocked unconcious and suffered serious facial injuries and chest pain.

He was stabilised and rushed to hospital for specialist care.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was driving on a down ramp when his car collided with a concrete pillar.

“When ambulance crews arrived, they found a car that had a ‘bullseye’ star fracture on the windscreen. There was a concern that the 83-year-old had also been knocked unconscious briefly.

“He had suffered serious facial injuries and was also suffering from chest pain.

“He was assessed and had his condition stabilised by ambulance staff and the aircrew at the scene.

“The man was given pain relief before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist care.”

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

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