UPDATE: Two men trapped in wreckage after serious crash on A5 near Rugby


Two men were trapped in their car following a collision with a lorry on the A5 earlier this morning (Monday July 27).

One of the men sustained serious injuries to his leg and pelvis, while the other escaped with less serious injuries.

Firefighters cut the men from the wreckage and they were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

The A5 Lilbourne was closed in both directions between the Rugby Road junction and the A428 junction for accident investigation work.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the collision at 5.40am today (Monday).

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a BASICS doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had been involved in a significant collision with the rear of a lorry.

“The driver and passenger of the car, both men, were trapped in the wreckage.

“Ambulance staff assessed both men and found the passenger had sustained suspected serious injuries to his leg and pelvis whilst the driver escaped with less serious injuries.

“Whilst fire colleagues worked to release the two men, ambulance staff and the doctor continued treatment. The passenger was given pain relief before he was extricated from the car and immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint. “The man was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.

“The doctor travelled in the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The driver, who had sustained a collarbone injury, was also immobilised and taken to the same hospital for further treatment.”