Child and two adults ‘lucky to escape’ after crash outside Rugby School

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Two adults and a child were ‘lucky to escape’ after a crash on Easter Sunday next to Rugby School in Dunchurch Road left the car they were travelling in upside down.

An emergency call came in at 3.50pm and an ambulance and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a Renault Clio upside down and a length of metal railings protecting a footpath badly damaged and bent.

“Thankfully, no-one was on the footpath at the time of the crash. Equally, it was fortunate that none of the railing entered the car.

“There were two adults and a child in the car. The 24-year-old man driving was uninjured. The 20-year-old woman front seat passenger had a head injury and cuts and bruising – she was assessed by ambulance staff and taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The three-year-old girl in the back was unhurt largely because she was well strapped into a good quality child seat; this undoubtedly protected her massively during the crash and should serve as a lesson to all parents with young children about the protection a child seat can provide.

“Whilst no-one would wish a crash like this on anyone, this could easily have been a much more serious incident.”