Saturday 3rd August 2013 – 6.20pm – Claire Brown.
An elderly couple have been seriously injured after a car reversed into them in a supermarket car park in Shrewsbury this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving two pedestrian and a car in the car park of The Co-operative Food on Bank Farm Road at around 10.30am (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a husband and wife, both thought to be in their 80s, who had been in collision with a car.
“An off duty nurse was providing excellent first aid to the couple before crews arrived.
“It is believed the couple were standing by the boot of their car when a second car reversed into them, crushing the couple between the two vehicles. The reversing car then reportedly dragged the woman several metres and collided with parked cars before stopping.
“The woman suffered serious facial and head injuries, arm and leg injuries. Due to the condition of the woman, the doctor anaesthetised her at the scene before she was fully immobilised and airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire.
“Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the woman who was said to be in a serious condition.
“Her husband sustained serious lacerations to his face and deep wounds to all four limbs as well as a suspected chest injury.
“Crews immobilised the man with a neck collar and spinal board and dressed his wounds before conveying him by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“The driver of the car, a woman, was uninjured.”