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Lucky escape for car and coach driver after Hagley road crash
6:33pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Local
A CAR driver and coach driver had a lucky escape this morning (Thursday October 3) following a crash in Hagley.
Just minor injuries were reported after the incident on the Stourbridge Road in which a car slammed into a broken down coach.
The front end of the grey car was a mangled, unrecognisable mess after the smash but remarkably the driver, believed to be a man in his 30s, suffered just minor cuts and bruises.
And the coach driver, a man in his 50s - who moments before the crash had been working on the engine, was also uninjured.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “The driver of the car was extremely shook up. He received treatment at the scene and was transferred to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment due to the severity of the impact.
“Considering the severe damage to the vehicle, he was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.
“The driver of the coach was also checked over for shock but did not require further treatment.”
The spokesman said the coach driver had only moved away from the rear of the vehicle to fetch more tools - just moments before the 8.50am crash which was spotted by an off-duty paramedic officer travelling to work.
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