Tuesday 17th September 2013 – 4.05pm – Chris Kowalik.
Two women have been flown to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision in north Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Mancetter Road, Hartshill shortly after 12.30pm today.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, each with a doctor on board, attended. A third doctor attended, arriving in a rapid response vehicle. Also attending were a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and four ambulance crews.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to the scene of a collision involving a car and a 4×4. Both drivers were women.
“The 4×4 was on its roof. Its driver had serious abdominal injuries. The car driver, who had to be freed from her vehicle by the fire service, had a head injury and multiple fractures. Both received treatment from paramedics and doctors on scene including the administering of drugs and fluids to stabilise the patients before both were flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; home to one of three major trauma centres in the West Midlands and where two major trauma teams were on standby to continue treatment to both women.”