Three vehicle RTC

Monday 13th May 2013 – 3.45pm – John Hawker.

Two people have been injured after a three vehicle RTC in Shrewsbury this afternoon.

The crash occurred on Smithfield Road, near a Premier Inn, just after 2.00pm.  Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars and a van that had been in a serious collision.

“The driver of one of the cars, a man believed to be 34 years old, suffered neck and back injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle.  He received emergency treatment whilst still in the car and was then extricated with the help of the fire service, who removed the roof and doors.

“The man had been immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and transferred to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further emergency treatment. 

“A woman travelling in the second car, believed to be in her 40’s, suffered chest injuries and also received treatment at the scene.  She was transferred by ambulance to the same hospital for further treatment.  A man travelling in the same car was checked over at the scene but declined further hospital treatment.

“The man travelling in the van was checked over at the scene and treated for the effects of shock, but did not require further treatment.

“Considering the damage to the vehicles, the occupants were fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.”


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