Man airlifted from Banbury crash

Ambulance under clouds

Friday 4th April 2014 – 3.20pm – Claire Brown.

A two vehicle crash on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border saw air and land ambulance staff work together to treat two patients this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Southam Road in Farnborough, Banbury, shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon (Friday). An ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A car and a van had been involved in a significant collision. To the surprise of the ambulance crews upon arrival, the occupants were out of the vehicles.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 60s, was assessed by ambulance crews and was found to have sustained neck, back and chest pain. He was given pain relief before being carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. The man was then airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for further assessment and treatment.

“The driver of the car, a woman, was also given a full assessment at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

 

ENDS

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