Van driver’s lucky escape from tree crash

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A DRIVER has been described as ‘extremely lucky’ to not have suffered more serious injuries, after the van he was driving struck a tree, side on.

The collision happened on Banbury Road, just outside Warmington on the road to Gaydon.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a small Renault van that had collided with a tree side on, causing significant intrusion on the passenger side of the vehicle.

“Thankfully, there was no one in the passenger side of the vehicle given the damage.”

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The spokesman added: “The driver, a middle-aged man was initially unconscious and had also suffered chest and back injuries.

“He was immobilised and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.”