Car overturns into stream

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

Monday 17th February 2014 – 1.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after the car she was travelling in overturned into a stream in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A38 in Burton-on-Trent shortly after 9.50am this morning.

An ambulance, a senior ambulance officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a single vehicle that had left the carriageway and was found overturned in a stream.

“The driver of the car, a woman in her early 20’s, had managed to get herself out of the vehicle and was on the side of the road when ambulance crews arrived.

“The woman was treated for neck, back and abdominal pain and was fully immobilised at the scene. The casualty, who was extremely wet following the incident, was wrapped in a specialist blanket to keep her warm before being airlifted to the Royal Derby Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the air ambulance.”

Ends

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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