Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A38. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A driver has had a lucky escape after a crash on the A38 in Lichfield in the early hours of this morning (October 6).

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A38. Pic: West Midlands Ambulance Service
The man, who is believed to be in his forties, had got out of his car after it broke down – just before another vehicle smashed into it after 6am.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man’s decision making had potentially saved his life.

“We arrived to find a car on its roof that had crashed into the central reservation after colliding with a stationary car,” the spokesperson said.

“The driver of the stationary car, which had broken down, had moved to a place of safety at the roadside, a decision which has potentially saved his life given the collision that followed.”