The driver of the car in yesterday's crash in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, did not have a heart attack according to West Midlands Ambulance service.
There were concerns for the driver's well-being after many onlookers feared he may have had a heart attack while driving, which caused him to lose control, ploughing the black Volkswagen through pedestrians and coffee-drinkers outside Costa coffee before smashing into White Stuff.
But a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance said: "The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his early 60’s, suffered pelvic injuries in the crash. He received emergency treatment and his condition was stabilised whilst he was removed from the vehicle. The man was transferred by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital for further treatment."
He confirmed that the driver was not treated for a heart attack on the scene and that as far as the ambulance service were aware, he had not suffered one.
See the driver talking to firefighters after they cut him out of the wreckage in the video below, and scroll down for news on the other five people injured.
Six people in total were injured in yesterday's huge smash at the bottom of Henley Street, at least three seriously. There were no reported deaths.
Hundreds of people looked on in horror as a multitude of emergency services descended on the busy roundabout, and began treating those injured.
Confirming the injuries, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:“Crews arrived and found six people that had been injured in the crash and ambulance staff immediately started treating the patients.
“A pedestrian in his 60’s suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries. The man received emergency treatment at the scene and was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.
“A woman believed to be in her early 20’s, suffered crush injuries to her legs and received emergency treatment at the scene. She was airlifted to The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further treatment.
“A woman in her 50’s was treated at the scene for a serious head injury. She was stabilised and transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“A woman in her late 50’s was treated at the scene for leg injuries. She was transferred by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.
“A further woman believed to be in her 40’s was treated at the scene by ambulance crews for multiple minor injuries but did not require further hospital treatment and was discharged."
For the full report, plus eye-witness accounts and the latest on those injured in the crash, see Thursday's Stratford Herald.
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