Fatal RTC in Barford

Thursday 18th April 2013 – 8.30pm – Claire Brown.

One man has died and five others have been injured in a two car road traffic collision in Warwick.

The incident happened on the A429 in Barford shortly before 5.00pm this afternoon (Thursday). Four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, two senior paramedic officers, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.

“One car had left the road and was down an embankment. Sadly it quickly became apparent to ambulance crews that nothing could be done to save the single occupant of the car, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“Five occupants from the second car involved suffered varying injuries and all needed treatment. The most seriously injured, a man in his 40s, sustained injuries to his face, neck, back, abdomen and legs. He was given pain relief and fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“A 38 year old man sustained a head injury and a suspected abdominal injury and a 52 year old man suffered back, neck, shoulder and knee injuries. Crews immobilised both men and stabilised their conditions on scene before they were taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“A 42 year old man was treated on scene by crews for cuts, bruises and knee and back injuries. The fifth occupant, a 32 year old man had reportedly been knocked unconscious prior to crews arriving and had neck pain and a leg injury. Both were immobilised before being conveyed by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital.”

Ends

Notes to Editors: I have no more details regarding this incident and am unable to provide condition checks.

 

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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