Two seriously injured in crash

Tuesday 6th August 2013 – 4.00pm – John Hawker.

Two women have been seriously injured following a crash between a HGV and a campervan this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the A46, Heath End, Snitterfield at around 1.15pm.  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford Strensham and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a campervan and a HGV that had been in a significant collision.  The camper van had suffered substantial damage.

“Two women were travelling in the campervan and suffered serious injuries.  The driver, believed to be in her late 40’s suffered serious leg, abdominal and chest injuries.  She received emergency treatment at the scene whilst being trapped for around one hour.  She was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“The passenger in the campervan, a woman believed to be in her 50’s, also suffered serious leg, pelvis, abdominal, arm and facial injuries.  She was trapped for around 45 minutes and received emergency treatment whilst being freed from the wreckage by the emergency services.

“The woman was also airlifted to the same hospital for further emergency treatment.  The hospital had been pre alerted to the patients arrival and their serious injuries.  Unfortunately the women’s injuries were considered life changing.

“Sadly, despite an emergency vet being called to the scene, a small dog that was travelling in the campervan died in the crash.

“The driver of the lorry was not injured.”


Notes to editors – we have no further details on this incident.

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