Trapped for over an hour in Staffordshire crash

Ambulance under clouds

Thursday 13th March 2014 – 1.00pm – Claire Brown.

A woman, who was trapped in wreckage for over an hour, received ongoing treatment by ambulance staff as they worked with the fire service to extricate her following a collision in Staffordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A515 and B5234 in Newborough, Burton-on-Trent at 9.15am today (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a response car from the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Staffordshire responded to the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, the emergency services found two cars which had been involved in a collision. Both cars sustained significant front end damage.

“The driver of one car, a 38 year old man, was out of his vehicle. Ambulance crews assessed the man and found he had sustained neck pain in the collision. He was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Queen’s Hospital Burton.

“The driver of the second car, a 45 year old woman, was mechanically trapped in the wreckage. Ambulance staff assessed the woman whilst in the car and found she had suffered arm, chest and hip pain. Once they had administered pain relief to the woman, ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully extricate her from the car.

“After more than an hour of being trapped, the woman was released and was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”

 

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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