Forty-year-old airlifted to Frenchay with life-threatening injuries after A4361 smash

This Is Wiltshire: The accident scene on the A4361 this afternoon The accident scene on the A4361 this afternoon

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been left fighting for life after his car flipped onto its roof following a collision close to Winterbourne Bassett this afternoon.

The driver of the white Ford StreetKA was travelling southbound near to the junction to Winterbourne Bassett when he crashed into a Honda Civic on the rural stretch of road.

The car overturned onto the grass verge at the side of the road, leaving the driver with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Ambulance teams arrived on the scene within four minutes and immediately decided to scramble the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in from Devizes to fly the patient to Frenchay hospital in Bristol due to the severity of his injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic escaped the crash unharmed.

Police were forced to close the road for more than two hours while they carried out thorough investigations in the area.

The road was reopened to traffic by 4pm after the two vehicles had been recovered from the scene.

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4:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Nerdsauce says...

Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.
Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries. Nerdsauce
  • Score: -6

4:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

KeyboardWarri0r says...

Nerdsauce wrote:
Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.
Pretty sure this was a convertible.
[quote][p][bold]Nerdsauce[/bold] wrote: Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure this was a convertible. KeyboardWarri0r
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Tue 18 Mar 14

PeeGee says...

Nerdsauce wrote:
Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.
The Ford Streetka is a convertible
[quote][p][bold]Nerdsauce[/bold] wrote: Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.[/p][/quote]The Ford Streetka is a convertible PeeGee
  • Score: 0

6:48am Wed 19 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Nerdsauce wrote:
Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.
95% of crashes are driver error so maybe tougher more regular tests would be better and taking the real morons off the roads for good.
[quote][p][bold]Nerdsauce[/bold] wrote: Vehicle manufacturers really need to do more crash testing of the roofs of their vehicles and figure out how to stop them caving in during a roll. I'm sure that would help more people survive accidents with fewer injuries.[/p][/quote]95% of crashes are driver error so maybe tougher more regular tests would be better and taking the real morons off the roads for good. house on the hill
  • Score: 8

4:17pm Mon 31 Mar 14

the usually mr tolerant says...

Its a ford, enough said.
Its a ford, enough said. the usually mr tolerant
  • Score: -1

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