Elderly woman airlifted from Stoke on Trent

Ambulance under clouds

Friday 15th November 2013 – 2.00pm – Claire Brown.

An elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital following a low speed road traffic collision in Stoke on Trent this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called near to Harlech Drive in Knypersley at around 9.45am today (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find an 82-year-old woman who had been in collision with a van.

“The woman had reportedly stepped into the narrow country road at the same time a van was reversing.

“Crews assessed the woman and found she had suffered a nasty fractured leg, a wrist injury and facial injuries. She was given pain relief before crews splinted her leg and arm and immobilised her with a neck collar and spinal board. The woman was then carried by crews to the awaiting air ambulance, which had landed in a nearby field, before being airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”


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