Tractor driver in lucky escape after head-on crash

A tractor driver has escaped with only minor injuries after a serious head-on collision involving a car in Shropshire.

Emergency services were sent to the A49 in Marshbrook on Sunday (15 July) evening following the collision between a red Massey Ferguson tractor and a VW Passat.

Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service treated both drivers at the scene for minor injuries, but neither required hospital treatment.

See also: Tractors on the road – Rights, wrongs, rules and regulations

Firefighters from Craven Arms fire station, who helped clear the wreckage, said it was lucky that no one was seriously hurt considering the impact of the collision.

A large amount of oil was spilt from the tractor engine on to the carriageway, which was also damaged.

The road was closed for a couple of hours to allow council environmental teams to clear the spillage and resurface the damaged section.

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