Video: Car overturns in St John's, Worcester. Injured man taken to hospital

Police and paramedics at the scene, after a Volkswagen Golf overturned on the B4206 Malvern Road, Lower Wick. 19.8.14 3414678404 (9456829)

Police and paramedics at the scene, after a Volkswagen Golf overturned on the B4206 Malvern Road, Lower Wick. 19.8.14 3414678401 (9456832)

Police and paramedics at the scene, after a Volkswagen Golf overturned on the B4206 Malvern Road, Lower Wick. 19.8.14 3414678402 (9456834)

Police and paramedics at the scene, after a Volkswagen Golf overturned on the B4206 Malvern Road, Lower Wick. 19.8.14 3414678403 (9456823)

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A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his car flipped over and landed on its roof after it is is believed he lost consciousness at the wheel.

The car, a blue Volkswagen Golf TDI, was thrown onto its roof during the smash in Malvern Road, St John's, Worcester near the BP garage on the roundabout.

The casualty could be seen being treated in an ambulance when your Worcester News arrived. The windscreen of the car had been smashed on impact and police with cars and blue lights running coned off the road near the entrance to the garage, stopping cars gaining access to Malvern from the roundabout. Other officers stopped traffic coming from the opposite direction which were directed to turn around in a side road. It is also believed off-duty paramedics stopped to help the casualty while others gathered at the scene to observe or see if they could offer help.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We were called at 1.30pm today to Malvern Road, Worcester to a one vehicle road traffic collision where the car overturned. A male driver, 43 years old, is believed to have lost consciousness at the wheel. The driver was conscious and breathing after the incident. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The vehicle was a blue VW Golf. "

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said they received a call at 1pm about an overturned car and dispatched an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

He said: "There are no details of any injuries which usually means they are minor." He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses to the crash. Those with information can call police on 101, quoting incident number 0287S 190814.

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11:00am Wed 20 Aug 14

nicki1967 says...

I'm glad the guy's ok. That particular spot, however, can be dangerous if one is driving too fast. Perhaps those that need a reminder of the speed limit need a sign put up.
I'm glad the guy's ok. That particular spot, however, can be dangerous if one is driving too fast. Perhaps those that need a reminder of the speed limit need a sign put up. nicki1967
  • Score: -8

11:49am Wed 20 Aug 14

sjholder says...

Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed.
Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed. sjholder
  • Score: 7

1:14pm Wed 20 Aug 14

mauro balbino says...

The driver is ok and nobody was hurt.
That's the most important.

But I believe I understand where nicki1967 comes from.
Such amount of damage is not probable if you drive within the speed limit.
The driver is ok and nobody was hurt. That's the most important. But I believe I understand where nicki1967 comes from. Such amount of damage is not probable if you drive within the speed limit. mauro balbino
  • Score: 4

1:36pm Wed 20 Aug 14

_stu_ says...

sjholder wrote:
Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed.
It doesn't mention anything about how the accident happened, so how do you know they weren't speeding or driving recklessly? The very fact that the car ended up on it's roof suggests the driver was reckless and/or speeding.
[quote][p][bold]sjholder[/bold] wrote: Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed.[/p][/quote]It doesn't mention anything about how the accident happened, so how do you know they weren't speeding or driving recklessly? The very fact that the car ended up on it's roof suggests the driver was reckless and/or speeding. _stu_
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Wed 20 Aug 14

MJI says...

If you clip a kerb just right it is possible to roll a car at around 20.

I have seen it happen when a car in a slide (Diesel spill) had nearly stopped but stuck its front end into a bank and rolled over no scraping of body work, just rolled over.
If you clip a kerb just right it is possible to roll a car at around 20. I have seen it happen when a car in a slide (Diesel spill) had nearly stopped but stuck its front end into a bank and rolled over no scraping of body work, just rolled over. MJI
  • Score: 5

3:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Cash-for-Goldfish says...

Always best to read things fully, not just look at the photos...

'A police spokesman for West Mercia police said "a male driver, 43 years old, is believed to have lost consciousness at the wheel." '

And, as a general point (not a comment either way on this incident), no, you don't have to be going that fast to roll a car, for example:

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=8MBdDZdR
cC4

What is it about road accidents that always brings out the armchair experts?
Always best to read things fully, not just look at the photos... 'A police spokesman for West Mercia police said "a male driver, 43 years old, is believed to have lost consciousness at the wheel." ' And, as a general point (not a comment either way on this incident), no, you don't have to be going that fast to roll a car, for example: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=8MBdDZdR cC4 What is it about road accidents that always brings out the armchair experts? Cash-for-Goldfish
  • Score: 10

6:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

liketoknow says...

_stu_ wrote:
sjholder wrote:
Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed.
It doesn't mention anything about how the accident happened, so how do you know they weren't speeding or driving recklessly? The very fact that the car ended up on it's roof suggests the driver was reckless and/or speeding.
it did say he lost consciousness at the wheel. that could explain things.
[quote][p][bold]_stu_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sjholder[/bold] wrote: Can I just say if you'd read the story properly you would have seen this had nothing to do with speeding and you comment indicates the driver was being reckless when they weren't. It was an unfortunate accident in which fortunately no one was seriously harmed.[/p][/quote]It doesn't mention anything about how the accident happened, so how do you know they weren't speeding or driving recklessly? The very fact that the car ended up on it's roof suggests the driver was reckless and/or speeding.[/p][/quote]it did say he lost consciousness at the wheel. that could explain things. liketoknow
  • Score: 3

9:36pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Anthony Green says...

Prime example of where electronic "Crash Data Recovery" would identify exactly what happened.
We need the EU to force all car manufacturers make their cars compatible with the existing electronic analysis equipment available for American cars.
Prime example of where electronic "Crash Data Recovery" would identify exactly what happened. We need the EU to force all car manufacturers make their cars compatible with the existing electronic analysis equipment available for American cars. Anthony Green
  • Score: 2

10:16pm Sun 31 Aug 14

CYNIC_AL says...

What a dramatic piece of footage. I bet all the major news channels were desperate to get their hands on it...
What a dramatic piece of footage. I bet all the major news channels were desperate to get their hands on it... CYNIC_AL
  • Score: -1

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