Woman Airlifted Following RTC

Tuesday 1st April 2014 – 5pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman who suffered a variety of serious injuries has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Coleshill Road in Hodge Hill at 12.40pm. An ambulance, a Paramedic Support Officer, a Rapid Response Paramedic and two BASICS doctors, one of whom was aboard the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered a female, believed to be 40-years-old, who was the driver of a car which had been in collision with street furniture.

“The serious nature of the collision resulted in the woman being trapped inside her vehicle. Crews quickly assessed the woman and began treating her for multiple injuries whilst working closely with the fire service to safely cut her free.

“She was given pain relief and fully immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“Crews treated the woman for a broken arm and fractures to her right wrist and legs. She also suffered deep cuts to her knees.

“Once her condition was stabilised, she was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.”

Ends.

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