Recovery worker suffers potentially life-changing injuries in A45 collision
A vehicle recovery worker has suffered what have been described as “potentially life-changing injuries” after being struck by a car on a dual carriageway in Coventry. The man was hit by a Jaguar XJ on the A45 Dunchurch Highway yesterday (Monday, May 3) at around 6.45pm. West Midlands Police have said he suffered serious leg injuries.
He had been dealing with the recovery of a vehicle which had overturned when the collision took place. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene A section of the A45 between Broad Lane and Pickford Way was closed in both directions for several hours following the incident.
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Appeal for witnesses and footage
Collision investigators from West Midlands Police have appealed for anyone who saw what happened or who may have dashcam footage to come forward. A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a vehicle recovery worker has suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Coventry.
“The man was struck by a Jaguar XJ on A45 Dunchurch Highway at around 6.45pm yesterday (May 3). “It happened after he had been called to assist with the recovery of another vehicle which had overturned. “The man remains in hospital with potentially life-changing injuries.
“No-one else was injured but we’re appealing for anyone who was on the dual carriageway, between Broad Lane and Suffolk Close, to come forward with information.” West Midlands Police confirmed that the driver of the Jaguar stopped at the scene.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Dunchurch Highway at 6.55pm last night. “Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
“On arrival we discovered the pedestrian, a man, who had suffered serious injuries in the incident. “He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance. “The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en route to hospital.”
Anyone with information, or dashcam footage, is asked to contact collision investigators on FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Chat or by calling 101.
People should quote log 2897 of May 3.
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