Train helps woman with ankle injury to make tracks

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Saturday 3rd May 2014 – 7.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman was rescued by ambulance crews after she became injured in Solihull today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched a Paramedic in a rapid response vehicle to the incident in Earlswood at approximately 2.15pm this afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a woman who had become injured near to a railway track whilst out walking with a group of people in the woods.

“On arrival at the scene, the paramedic had to walk for approximately 20 minutes into the woods before coming across the casualty. The woman was assessed and it was discovered that she had sustained a fractured ankle.

“Due to the location of the incident and the rough terrain, the quick thinking paramedic liaised with the railway and plans were put into place for the next passing train to stop in the woods to make a special pick-up.

“An ambulance crew were on board the train to greet the woman, who was immobilised on a scoop stretcher. The woman and ambulance crew travelled to Earlswood Station to an awaiting ambulance where she was conveyed on to her next stop;  Alexandra Hospital.”


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