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Man airlifted to hospital after A46 smash

Leamington Editorial 20th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 43-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital after a two van crash on the A46 near Kenilworth.

Part of the road had to be shut to allow the air ambulance to land following the incident, which took place on the northbound Warwick bypass between Leamington Road and Stoneleigh Road around 4.40pm on Monday (May 19).

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the crash while a community first responder who was driving by also stopped to offer assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two vans that had been in collision. A blue ‘Luton’ van had rear end damage and was leaning over at an angle and a smaller white van had significant front end damage.

“The driver of the blue van was lying near the wreckage. The 43-year-old had suffered potentially serious head injuries and initial calls suggested he had been unconscious for a period of time but had come round.

“He had facial, neck and back injuries but his condition was stabilised before he was airlifted to University Hospital where medics were on standby for his arrival.”

The driver of the white van – a 46-year-old man – was treated for a minor arm injury before being taken to the same hospital.

Photo courtesy WMAS.

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