‘Two cars, one bus and a very lucky motorcyclist’ involved in Tamworth crash

Monday, 12th March 2018

A MULTIPLE vehicle crash which occurred in Tamworth on Saturday night has fortunately resulted in no life-threatening injuries.

The collision which occurred on Peelers Way, Kettlebrook at some point between 9 pm and 10 pm on Saturday, 10 March, saw Police, Fire and Ambulance services rush to the scene of what was reported as a ‘serious road traffic collision’.

Fire crews from Tamworth, Polesworth and Chase Terrace were dispatched to the scene to help with the extraction of casualties using hydraulic cutting equipment after being trapped in his vehicle for around 40 minutes.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, paramedic officer, two doctors, the West Midlands care team and the air ambulance Critical Care car to the scene.

The bus involved in the collision was carrying fifteen passengers at the time of the collision.  All of the passengers and the driver were discharged at the scene.

The motorcyclist was very fortunate and despite complaining of back pain, he was checked over before also being discharged at the scene.

The 22-year-old man who was freed from the car suffered right leg fractures and had a reduced level of consciousness. He was immobilised and had his leg splinted before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights. A doctor also travelled with the crew.

Following the incidents, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Officer Rob Horton tweeted: “Crews from Tamworth, Polesworth and Chase Terrace are currently in attendance at a serious road traffic collision on Peelers Way. “All casualties have now been assessed and treated by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Crews have released one male casualty using hydraulic cutting equipment. Incident involved two cars, one bus and a very lucky motorcyclist.”

Images with thanks to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.