Two Airlifted in Leominster Crash

HMED 09 at UHCW

Thursday 31st October 2013 –  3pm – Steve Parry.

Two patients have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the B4361 at Nordan, north of Leominster, this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene just after 11.30am.

One ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a doctor from the Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) ; a paramedic officer, together with the Midlands Air Ambulance based at Cosford and the Welsh Air Ambulance, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision involving two cars.

“An elderly woman was trapped in her car for nearly two hours. She was released and treated for chest injuries. The patient was anesthetised by a doctor and immobilised with a neck collar and placed on a spinal board before being airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“In the second car involved, medics treated a 2-year old child initially unconscious and with serious head injuries.

“The child was airlifted to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“A woman travelling with the child was also assessed at the scene by ambulance staff but was later released.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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