‘Extremely lucky to escape alive’ – Driver thrown from convertible as it rolls on A505 between Baldock and Royston

PUBLISHED: 17:45 01 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:45 01 April 2017

The remains of the BMW convertible that rolled on the A505 between Baldock and Royston today. Photo: Baldock fire station

The remains of the BMW convertible that rolled on the A505 between Baldock and Royston today. Photo: Baldock fire station

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A motorist was thrown from his convertible when it rolled on the A505 between Baldock and Royston today – and has been taken to hospital with injuries all over his body, including his head and leg.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene after the BMW crashed on the eastbound carriageway near the Weston Hills tunnel at about 2.30pm, with police closing the road.

Firefighters from Baldock & Letchworth, Stevenage and Royston stations attended, with the ambulance service sending paramedics and an East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Baldock & Letchworth fire watch commander Julian Stanley told this paper: “We were called to a BMW convertible that had rolled and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

“He was extremely lucky to escape alive. Injuries were all over his body but more severe on his head and leg.

“Police and ambulance crews were already in attendance when we arrived. He was in a lot of pain but was in a stable condition and able to talk.

“The air ambulance was called, who treated him, and he was then conveyed to hospital by the road ambulance.”

The Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Police unit tweeted a warning to motorists to avoid the stretch of road at 4.30pm.

4 comments

  • Or maybe it was caused by a tyre failure because careless people drop sharp items like wood screws on the roads.

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    Andy Kalek

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • Or maybe it was caused by a tyre failure because careless people drop sharp items like wood screws on the roads.

    Report this comment

    Andy Kalek

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • Or maybe it was caused by a tyre failure because careless people drop sharp items like wood screws on the roads.

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    Andy Kalek

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • It begs the question,how fast was he going,was he using his phone,had the car been modified in any way affecting its stability or road worthiness,did it have a current mot and was it well maintained.I hope he makes a full recovery but learns from this as something clearly was wrong or went wrong.

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    StrangerOnTheShore

    Saturday, April 1, 2017

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