Sunday 8th June 2014 – 6.40am – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff and medics provided advanced medical treatment to two women who had been seriously injured in a collision between a quad bike and a car in Coventry in the early hours.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Gun Hill in Arley, Coventry, shortly before 1.00am (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the incident
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found a quad bike and a car which had been involved in a significant collision.
“Two women, believed to be the rider and pillion from the quad bike, were seriously injured. A 28-year-old woman sustained a significant leg injury. Due to the seriousness of her injury, the medic took the decision to anaesthetise her at the roadside to stabilise her condition. Once sedated, ambulance staff were able to administer further emergency treatment as well as immobilise her leg to prevent further movement. The woman was conveyed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The MERIT doctor travelled with the patient to hospital.
“The second woman, believed to be 32-years-old, suffered injuries to her hip and pelvis. She was given advanced pain relief before crews carefully immobilised her with a neck collar and spinal board. Once stabilised on scene the woman was transferred by ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.”