Five injured in RTC

Wednesday 27th November 2013 – 9.45pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Five people have been injured in a two car RTC in Herefordshire this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A438 in Whitney on Wye shortly before 5.55pm today.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two MARS BASICS Doctors were dispatched to the scene. The police and the fire service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of two cars that had been in collision.

“The first car had sustained significant damage. The driver, a woman, was trapped in the vehicle and had sustained a chest injury. The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries and was fully immobilised. Once freed from the vehicle the casualty was conveyed to hospital.

“The second car had been carrying four occupants at the time of the incident. The driver, a woman, was out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival. She was treated at the scene for suspected pelvic injuries and was fully immobilised.

“A rear seat passenger, a teenage girl, had sustained leg and head injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The girl was also fully immobilised at the scene.

“The front seat passenger, a baby girl, and the second rear seat passenger, a boy, were treated for minor injuries.

“All five patients were taken to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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