Shropshire Star

Van driver 'seriously injured' trying to stop his vehicle hitting house

A van driver was seriously injured as he tried to stop his vehicle from hitting a house.

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Fire crews gave trauma care before an ambulance arrived

An off-duty nurse and member of the public gave first aid to the driver after the incident at Newnham Bridge at around 1.45pm on Friday.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Cleobury Mortimer and Tenbury Wells went to the scene and on arrival found that a commercial van had collided with the front end of a two storey domestic property.

A fire service spokesperson said: "The driver of the vehicle had sustained serious injuries due to coming into contact with the vehicle whilst attempting to stop it from hitting the property.

"An off-duty nurse and member of the public were already on scene before we arrived and had started to give first aid to the driver.

"Fire crews took over giving trauma care and stabilised the casualty whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive. "

Other firefighters concentrated on making the van and the property safe.

"A fire crew from Droitwich also attended the incident with an Ultra Heavy Rescue Pump and helped to assess the structural integrity of the house involved."

The driver of the van was taken to hospital by ambulance for further assessment and firefighters remained on scene until a tactical advisor and building surveyor took over operations.

Later in the day a fire crew from Craven Arms was dispatched to a road collision on the A49 at Craven Arms.

The alarm was raised at 5.15pm.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said no-one was trapped and no action was needed by fire service personnel.