Pensioner dies after car overturns in Alcester

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A PENSIONER has died after sustaining several serious injuries when his car overturned in Alcester.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of an incident on the A435, outside Ragley Hall, shortly before 9.40am on Friday, March 21.

On arrival, crews discovered a car, a gold Rover 45, had come to rest on its roof and its occupant, a man believed to be in his late 80s, was trapped as a result.

He had suffered suspected chest and pelvic injuries, as well as hip and arm injuries.

Whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and medical treatment to him, the fire service worked carefully to extricate the man from the vehicle.

As a result of the significant damage to the car, it took almost 45 minutes for the man to be cut free.

Once his condition had been stabilised, the man was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint and then flown by air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was travelling at the location in either direction between 9-10am on March 21 who may have seen this vehicle, which was travelling away from Alcester.

Anyone with imformation can contact PC Pearson from the Operational Police Unit on 01926 415000 ext 3890.

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