Two seriously injured

Friday 21st February 2014 – 6.20pm – John Hawker.

Two drivers have been seriously injured following a RTC in Staffordshire this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the A515, Rileyhill, near Kings Bromley at around 3.10pm.  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a serious collision.  Both vehicles had suffered substantial damage.

“The woman driving one of the cars, believed to be 21 years old, suffered serious leg injuries, suspected chest injuries and was trapped in her vehicle for around 60 minutes.  Ambulance crews worked to release the woman with the assistance of the fire service. 

“The woman’s condition was stabilised and she was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.

“The woman driving the second car suffered suspected serious pelvic injuries and was trapped for around 90 minutes.  She also received emergency treatment whilst still in her vehicle and was released by ambulance crews and the fire service.

“Once her condition was stabilised the woman, believed to be 55 years old, was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.

“Both hospitals had been pre alerted to the serious injuries of the patients whilst en route.”

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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