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Pensioner escapes serious injury in Shirley smash

Solihull Editorial 12th Aug, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A MIDDAY collision involving a car and lorry resulted in an elderly driver escaping serious injury in Shirley today (Wednesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Olton Road, Shirley, at just before 12 noon.

An ambulance together with a paramedic in a rapid response car attended the scene. An off-duty paramedic had also stopped to assist at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Emergency services arrived to find a car had been involved in a collision with a lorry.

“A man in his late eighties and the driver of the car had managed to extract himself from his vehicle as crews arrived.

“He was assessed by medics and was found to be suffering chest pain and superficial lacerations. The patient was taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The lorry driver was also assessed at the scene but didn’t require hospital treatment.”

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