Woman airlifted from M5 crash in Worcestershire

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Wednesday 22nd January 2014 – 7.15pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has received emergency treatment by ambulance staff before being airlifted to hospital following a collision on the M5 in Worcestershire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway of the M5, between junctions 7 and 8, shortly after 3.30pm today (Wednesday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and a second helicopter from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry and a car which had been involved in a significant collision. A woman, believed to be in her 50s and the driver of the car, sustained multiple fractures to her legs together with suspected pelvic injuries.

“Ambulance crews and the doctor administered pain relief to the woman to help stabilise her condition before carefully immobilising her with a neck collar, spinal board, a pelvic splint and leg splints.

“The woman was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist treatment.

“The motorway was closed in both directions for a time to allow both air ambulances to land on the carriageways.”

 

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