Man dies after car sinks following crash on bridge in Pershore

A man has died after his car sunk following a crash on a bridge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Eckington Bridge in Pershore in the early hours of this morning following reports of a collision involving two cars.

A spokesperson for the service has now confirmed that the driver of one of the vehicles, which ended up in the river, has died.

“Crews arrived to discover a car submerged in the water following a two-car collision and a total of three patients,” said the spokesperson.

“The driver of the car in the water, a man, was rescued from his vehicle by colleagues from the fire service.

“Ambulance staff found the man in a critical condition and immediately began administering advanced life support.

“However, despite their best efforts it sadly became apparent nothing could be done to save him, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”


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WMAS was called at 4:43am and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, our Hazardous Area Response Team and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

The front seat passenger in the same car, also a man, was able to get himself out of the vehicle and to safety.

“Following assessment at the scene he was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital as a precaution,” the spokesperson added.

The driver of the second car, a man, was treated at the scene for injuries “not believed to be serious”.

He was then taken to Hereford County Hospital.


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