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Nuneaton Man Killed In Bedworth Smash

A Nuneaton man was killed at the weekend when the car in which he was a passenger became wedged under a lorry after an accident.

Mark Chaplin, aged 33, died instantly after the crash in Astley Lane, Bedworth on Friday at 5.25pm.

He was travelling in a black E-reg Vauxhall Astra, which was embedded under an HGV driven by Paul Wells, aged 29, of Westbury Road, Nuneaton.

Firefighters battled for an hour to get everyone out of the Astra and a special trauma team from Birmingham’s Selly Oak hospital was brought in.

Two air ambulances were used to transport the victims needing specialist attention to the Birmingham hospital.

They were driver Richard Warmington, aged 33, of Mallard Drive, Nuneaton, who suffered multiple injuries, and John Ashby, aged 40, also from Nuneaton.

A third passenger, Steven Evans, aged 19, from Brackendale Drive, Nuneaton, was treated at the George Eliot hospital for shock.

Mr Chaplin, of Sherbourne Avenue, Nuneaton, was certified dead when he was taken to George Eliot hospital

Mr Wells, the driver of the HGV, was uninjured in the accident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward so they can piece together what happened.

Anyone with information should contact PC Hurry at the Coleshill traffic base on 01926 415000.

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