Medics hail car safety systems as drivers escape serious injury in crash near Lichfield

Medics have hailed the safety features of modern cars after a two-car crash near Lichfield.

The occupants of both vehicles escaped serious injuries in the incident on the A453 between Bassets Pole and Mile Oak at 11.40pm yesterday (February 19).

The wreckage of one of the cars involved in the crash near Bassets Pole

The wreckage of one of the cars involved in the crash near Bassets Pole. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars that had suffered significant damage.

“A couple in their 70s from the Dudley area were in the first car. Due to the damage, ambulance staff asked firefighters to remove the door of the car to assist in getting the driver out.

“After assessment and treatment at the scene, the husband and his wife were taken by ambulance to Walsall Manor Hospital; their condition was not thought to be too serious.

“A couple in their 20s in the second car were assessed at the scene, however, against advice they chose not to go to hospital.

“The fact that the injuries were not serious shows the quality of modern car safety systems – they certainly did their job.”

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