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  • 4 August 2014, 17:43

Driver 'Lucky To Survive' Pub Toilet Smash

A driver had a lucky escape after his car travelled over a wall and smashed into a pub toilet block in Staffordshire.

Emergency blood supplies were taken to the scene of the crash on the A5 in Cannock as firefighters cut the motorist free of the wreckage.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road, travelled over a wall and entered the toilets of the Longford House Beefeater public house.

"The car was embedded in the building and the man driving the car was significantly trapped."

Pictures of the scene showed the flattened, mangled wreckage of the car had destroyed a large portion of the wall. Firefighters could be seen working to release the driver.

"The man, believed to be in his late 30s, continued to receive treatment to his leg injuries for the 90 minutes that he was trapped," the ambulance spokesman said.

"Considering the damage to the car and the extensive damage to the building, it is extremely fortunate no one was more seriously or fatally injured in the crash."

After the man was released, he was taken to a major trauma unit for emergency medical treatment. His condition was unknown.

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