Woman airlifted from RTC


Sunday 1st September 2013 – 6.40pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Solihull today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Barn Lane in Olton shortly before 3.20pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car that had been in collision with another vehicle and a wall.

“One of the rear seat passengers, a woman, was found in a serious condition. Crews immediately assessed the woman and provided emergency treatment. Due to the nature of her condition, the doctor on board the aircraft gave the woman and anaesthetic at the scene before she was airlifted to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting her arrival.

“Two other passengers, a 15 year old boy and a 17 year old man, were assessed and discharged by ambulance crews at the scene.”


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