Friday 6th June 2014 – 9.15pm – Claire Brown.
A man and a woman needed emergency treatment after a two car crash left both trapped in the wreckage in Stafford this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Weston Bank in Weston at 6.00pm (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A passing St John Ambulance crew came across the collision, involving two cars, and stopped to administer aid to both drivers until ambulance staff arrived. Both cars sustained significant damage to the drivers’ side and both drivers were trapped in the wreckage.
“The driver of one car, a 34-year-old woman, suffered a serious head injury as well as a nasty injury to her arm. Ambulance staff administered pain relief to the woman before working with the fire service to carefully extricate her from the car. The woman was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. Due to the nature of the woman’s injuries and her condition, she was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.
“The driver of the second car, a 53-year-old man, was trapped by his legs. The ambulance staff assessed the man and found he had suffered a leg injury and a suspected fracture to his foot. Whilst ambulance staff worked to administer pain relief to the man to stabilise his condition, the fire service worked around the medical team to begin the process of cutting the man out of the car. After two hours, the man was released and he was fully immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to the same hospital.”