Driver critical after colliding with a tree near Rugby

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A man is in a critical condition following a road traffic collision near Rugby on Friday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A45 just outside Dunchurch near to the M45 junction shortly before 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.

An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic from a neighbouring ambulance service attended the scene. The aircrew and doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base also responded to the incident by car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A patient transport services crew came across a car which had left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The crew stopped to render aid and called the Trust’s control room to request help.

“The driver and single occupant of the car, a man, was out of the vehicle. The man sustained a serious head injury together with pelvic and leg injuries.

“Ambulance crews and the medic worked as a team to administer emergency treatment at the roadside. Due to the man’s injuries, the doctor anaesthetised him to help stabilise his condition. He was then immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“His condition was described as critical.”