Friday 6th June 2014 – 3.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A teenager had to be airlifted to hospital this morning and six other casualties were taken by land ambulance following a road traffic collision in Telford.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A5 in Overley, Telford, two miles west of junction seven, at 8.10am and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a five-vehicle collision involving three cars, a van and a lorry.
“It quickly became apparent there were a number of casualties at the scene, but thankfully none of them had life-threatening injuries.
“Following assessment by crews, a teenage girl was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and treated for back and stomach injuries. She was also given pain relief before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“The three ambulances on scene all transported two patients each to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“Four of the patients, all men in their 30s, were all travelling in the same car and suffered minor injuries in the collision.
“Two further patients, two teenage girls, were also transported to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“Due to the nature of the collision and the number of vehicles involved, the incident caused significant traffic disruption in the area.”