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Man, 82, declined hospital after crashing into lamppost in Solihull

Felix Nobes 11th Sep, 2018

AN 82-year-old man refused to go to hospital after crashing into a lamppost in Solihull.

The incident took place in the St Alphege area of Solihull, on Monkspath Hall Road, at around 4pm yesterday.

Photos show the man’s red car severely damaged due to the impact of the collision.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said its officers advised the man to go to hospital but he declined to go.

His injuries were not thought to be severe.

An ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.53pm. A car had collided with a lamppost in the St Alphege area.

“We received one call saying the collision took place near Tudor Grange Park on Monkspath Hall Road.

“We sent one ambulance to the scene and a specialist officer to a roundabout.

“One 82-year-old man was discharged at the scene. We advised him to go to A&E but he decided he didn’t want to.

“The family members who came to the scene said they would take him to his GP.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Dave Baddeley tweeted from the scene.

He said: “We found ourselves just around the corner from a road traffic collision near to Solihull.

“Luckily the only noticeable injury was to the vehicle and lamppost.

“The driver was discharged at the scene wishing to speak to own GP.”

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 3.58pm yesterday (September 10) to reports of a driver in collision with a lamppost outside Tudor Grange Park on Monkspath Hall Road, Solihull.

“The 82-year-old man driving the car received medical attention at the scene but did not go to hospital.”

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