Saturday 27th July 2013 – 7.00am – Suzie Fothergill.
A woman has been injured following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a single vehicle that had overturned on the A4111 in Kington shortly after 1.55am this morning.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene. The Police and Fire service were also in attendance.
A West Midland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a single vehicle road traffic collision.
“The passenger of the car, a woman believed to be in her 20’s, was trapped. The woman, who had suffered a serious arm injury, was extricated from the vehicle with the assistance of the fire service.
“Due to the serious nature of her injuries, the woman was conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment. The Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying and critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, met with the ambulance crew whilst on en route. The doctor travelled on board the ambulance and was able to administered advanced pain relief to the woman prior to her arrival at hospital.
“The driver of the car, a man of similar age, was uninjured.”