Man airlifted from RTC

Monday 15th April 2013 – 3.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Whitestone Business Park in Whitestone, Hereford shortly after 8.35am this morning.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were dispatched to the scene. An off duty paramedic was also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found two cars that had been in collision.

“The driver of one of the cars was found to be trapped in the vehicle. The patient was released, with the assistance of the fire service, and treated for potential internal injuries and neck pain.

“The casualty, a man believed to be in his 60’s, was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“A second patient was assessed at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment.”


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