A man has been airlifted to hospital after getting crushed under a car in Oswestry.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue were called out to Wats Drive earlier today (June 5) to release a person trapped under a car.

Crews from Wellington and Oswestry were called to the scene at 12.42pm to rescue the man and allow medical teams to get to him.

The man was later freed from under the vehicle and was left in the care of the Air Ambulance.

The Midlands Air Ambulance, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police were also at the scene.


A spokesperson for Oswestry Fire Station said: “At 12:42 today staff Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service  control room received a call reporting a casualty needed  immediate help and was in need of rescue from machinery

“Two fire appliances were mobilised from Oswestry and Wellington. An Operations officer was also in attendance.

“Our attending crews used holmatro spreaders to safely release one male trapped under a private saloon vehicle.

“The air ambulance, West Midlands ambulance service and police were also at the scene. The casualty was transferred into the care of the ambulance service.

“Well done to all our crews and emergency services partners for their swift and professional response.”