Fatal RTC in Hereford

Tuesday 24th December 2013 – 7.00pm – John Hawker.

A man has died and a second man had been seriously injured following an RTC in Hereford this morning.

The crash occurred on the A4103, Withington at around 11.30am.  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MARS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Strensham and Cosford attended the scene.  A local off duty paramedic was also at the scene providing assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a small tanker lorry and a van that had been in a serious collision.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to the man driving the tanker lorry and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The man driving the van, believed to be in his 30’s, suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries and also a chest injury.  He received emergency treatment whilst still trapped in the van and his condition was stabilised.  The man was trapped for around one hour twenty minutes.

“With the assistance of the fire service, the man was carefully extricated from the van whilst immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.  Following his treatment including pain relief, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment. The hospital had a trauma team on standby awaiting his arrival.”

Ends.

Notes to editors: 

We have no further details of this incident.

 

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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