Sunday 8th June 2014 – 6.00am – Claire Brown.
A two car crash has left one woman dead and another requiring emergency treatment after she was trapped in the wreckage for more than an hour in Stratford-upon-Avon last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A3400 near to the Ettington Park Hotel in Alderminster at 8.40pm (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team and a local community first responder attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of one car, a woman, was sadly confirmed deceased on scene.
“The driver of the second car, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was significantly trapped in the wreckage. Upon initial assessment, medics found she had sustained multiple traumatic injuries including a head injury. Whilst ambulance staff and medics administered vital emergency treatment to the woman to help stabilise her condition, the fire service worked around the team to carefully cut the woman out of the car.
“After more than an hour, the woman was released and medics were able to fully immobilise her with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic, arm and leg splints as well as deliver further drug therapy before she was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment. Medics travelled in the ambulance to hospital to continue pre-hospital treatment en route.
“The woman was said to be in a stable condition upon arrival in A&E.”