Collision news
24/06/2011

Car accident compensation possible after driver is pinned in car

A motorist may be able to receive car accident compensation after sustaining personal injury in a collision which ended with a 23 tonne lorry crushing her car.

The incident took place on the A39 Newquay Road, which is the main road out of Truro, Cornwall, outside a shop entrance when a lorry driver lost control of their vehicle.

When the emergency services first arrived on the scene they discovered the driver trapped in the vehicle.

They had to cut the motorist free as her legs were pinned in the vehicle. Emergency services were forced to close the road while they rescued the victim from the car. This took more than two hours and the motorist was fully conscious throughout.

Fortunately the driver was eventually air lifted to hospital for treatment by ambulance crew with only a few injuries, which authorities report are not life threatening.

This particular motorist may not be the only road user able to make a car accident compensation claim after this crash, as the lorry also clipped two other vehicles before coming to rest on top of the woman's car.

 

 
 
 
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