Driver cut free following collision involving LGV and 4×4 near Shrewsbury

A lorry driver was trapped for around 45 minutes after his vehicle overturned and collided with a car near Shrewsbury on Tuesday afternoon.

The scene of the collision at Preston Gubbals. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service
The scene of the collision at Preston Gubbals. Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The collision happened the junction of Shrewsbury Road and the A528 in Preston Gubbals at just after 4.30pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man, believed to be in his 40s, trapped inside the cab of his lorry after it had overturned and was involved in a collision with a car.

“Once the fire service had cut him free, he was able to get himself out of the vehicle and walk to the ambulance.

“He was treated for cuts to his hand, shoulder pain and a minor head injury before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“Considering the damage suffered to his vehicle, he is extremely fortunate to have not suffered more serious injuries.

“The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 50s, was out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived and escaped injury in the incident.”

Firefighters used Holmatro cutting equipment to release the casualty. Three fire appliances including the Rescue Tender were mobilised from Shrewsbury and Wellington.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

West Mercia Police was also in attendance.