'Extraordinarily lucky escape' as Land Rover ends up wedged under lorry

By Sue Austin | Prees | News | Published:

A driver had an extraordinary escape after the front of his vehicle ended up under a lorry trailer.

The Land Rover Discovery under the lorry trailer

The motorist was driving a Land Rover Discovery when the 4×4 left the road, ploughed through a wooden fence and crashed with an articulated trailer that was parked up in a field.

The accident happened on the A49 at Weston near Prees at 8.40pm on Sunday.

Emergency services were quickly on the scene, arriving to find the 30-year-old driver trapped in the wreckage.

Firefighters from Prees, Hodnet and Wellington uses specialist cutting equipment to release him in an operation lasting almost an hour.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a Land Rover Discovery that had left the road, gone through a wooden fence and collided with a parked up articulated trailer.

“The front end of the Land Rover was under the trailer with the driver’s side of the 4×4 crushed. The driver, a 30-year-old man, was fully conscious throughout.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate him. He was taken onto the ambulance and assessed by the doctor.

"Amazingly, apart from some minor chest pain and a few scratches to his face, he had but no sign of any significant injuries.

"After being given pain relief, he was taken by ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. He had an extraordinarily lucky escape.”

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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