Road traffic collision on Welsh border

Sunday 1st December 2013 – 5.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

Two people have been injured in a road traffic collision involving two cars on the Shropshire/Powys border.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A4113 with Pitts Lane at Stowe between Knighton and Bucknell shortly before 7.25am today.

A paramedic who, although not at work, was on call to respond from home nearby attended along with two advanced paramedics in rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cofsord.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver of one of the cars, a woman in her fifties, had to be cut free by the fire service. She had limb fractures and pains to her chest and abdomen. Splints were applied to her fractured limbs and she was given pain relief and advanced analgesia before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The other driver, a man in his twenties who had managed to get himself out of his vehicle, had aches and pains and a facial injury. As a precaution, he was immobilised on a spinal board and was taken to Hereford County Hospital.”

RTC on Welsh Border 01-12-13

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service


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