Fatal road traffic collision – Montford Bridge

Saturday 30th March 2013 – 9pm – Chris Kowalik.

A woman has died and four other people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A5 at Montford Bridge shortly after 5pm today.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, the MERIT team of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner in a rapid response vehicle, four ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Two vehicles had been involved in a collision.

“In one of the vehicles was a woman who was confirmed dead at the scene. A man in his seventies had been trapped for approximately 40 minutes. He had a chest injury and numerous fractures. He was given oxygen at the scene and was fully immobilised before being flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. A 9 year old girl who was in the same vehicle, was flown to the same hospital with an abdominal injury.

“In the second vehicle was a pregnant woman who was taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. A six year old boy was taken by land ambulance to Princess Royal Hospital with facial injuries.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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