Saturday 17th August 2013 – 7.45pm – John Hawker.
A girl has been trapped in the car she was travelling in for 90 minutes following a crash in Coventry this afternoon.
The crash occurred on Dorchester Way, Walsgrave at around 3.05pm. Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the rapid response vehicle from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had overturned and come to rest on its roof.
“A passenger in the car, a 13 year old girl suffered severe leg injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle. She received emergency treatment whilst in the vehicle and her condition was stabilised. She was then carefully extricated from the car with the assistance of the fire service.
“Once safely removed from the car, the girl was transferred by land ambulance with the WNAA Doctor on board to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the girls serious injuries and a trauma team were on standby.
“The man driving the car, believed to be 20 years old, suffered serious leg injuries. Another passenger, a 16 year old girl, suffered wrist, shoulder and a knee injury.
“Both received emergency treatment at the scene and were transferred to the same hospital by ambulances for further treatment.”