Milk Van in Collision
The collision, involving a car and a light goods vehicle carrying milk and other groceries, took place at the Clearwell Road and Icknield Street junction, at the island near the Morrisons store.
Two fire crews from Redditch fire station attended, arriving to find that the airbags in the car had activated and the driver had escaped unhurt, but that the driver of the light goods vehicle had suffered serious shoulder injuries. Crews quickly stabilised the vehicle and then worked alongside ambulance staff to immobilise the casualty and lift him out on to a spinal board. He was then taken to hospital by land ambulance.
rews also used their environmental grab packs to prevent the spilt milk running into the drains.
Group Commander Mick Cadman from HWFRS praised the crews for their efforts. He said: “This was a serious collision and crews worked well with paramedics to ensure the casualty received the medical attention he needed. They also managed to cover the drains and avert the environmental impact of a large quantity of milk entering the water course.”
The council also attended to help clear the milk and other debris from the road following the collision.