RTC during rush hour

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014 – 12.15pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has had to be cut free from her car after being trapped for approximately an hour following a road traffic collision during rush hour this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the slip road at junction 15 of the M40 towards the Longbridge Roundabout shortly before 7.45am this morning.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews were called to a collision involving a van and two cars.

“The driver of the van, which was found towards the rear of the collision, was assessed at the scene. Fortunately, he hadn’t sustained any serious injuries and was discharged at the scene.

“The male driver of a car which was found towards the front of the three vehicles was also assessed and discharged by crews at the scene.

“The driver of the middle car, a woman, had sustained a back injury. The woman, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately an hour whilst the emergency services worked together to safely cut her free from the car. Due to the nature of her injuries the woman was fully immobilised before being extricated. Once freed, the woman was conveyed to Warwick Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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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