Wednesday 9th April 2014 – 11.45am – Suzie Fothergill.
Two people have been airlifted to a major trauma centre following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49, Dinmore Hill in Leominster at approximately 9.10am today.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a MARS BASICS Doctor, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the Welsh Air Ambulance from Welshpool were in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found two cars that had been in a significant collision.
“One of the vehicles had been carrying two occupants at the time of the incident. Due to the nature of his injuries, the driver of the car was extricated from the vehicle whilst being treated for abdominal and chest injuries. The man believed to be in his 60’s was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“The passenger of the car was out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival. The woman, also believed to be in her 60’s, was treated for chest and abdominal injuries. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of both of the patients and of their conditions.
“The driver of the second car, a man, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”