Thursday 27th June 2013 – 11pm – Steve Parry.
Four people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic incident in Essington, south Staffordshire this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bognop Road just after 8pm.
Four ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT) were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision involving a van and car in Essington. Four patients were taken to hospital by land ambulances.
“A woman in her forties was treated for serious leg injuries. The patient was given pain relief, immobilised with the use of splints, neck collar and spinal board before being conveyed to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. .
“A man in his forties was treated for serious head and chest injuries. He was anaesthetised by a MERIT doctor before being conveyed to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the two patients.
“Two further patients were assessed and treated at the scene for head and neck injuries before being conveyed to New Cross Hospital.”