Friday 20th June 2014 – 1.30pm – Claire Brown.
A woman involved in a single car crash was thrown from the vehicle and over a 4ft tall hedge before landing in a field near the Shropshire / Welsh border this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4113 near Knighton shortly after 9.00am today (Friday). A community paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene. A responder paramedic from the neighbouring Welsh Ambulance Service was also in attendance due to the close proximity of the incident.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found a 25-year-old woman lying in a field, behind a hedge, quite some distance away from a car which had sustained significant damage consistent with it rolling over.
“The woman, who was fully conscious and breathing, had sustained a head injury, multiple wounds and suspected fractures to both of her legs. Ambulance staff and the trauma doctor worked as a team to administer treatment. The trauma doctor administered advanced pain relief to help make the woman more comfortable whilst ambulance colleagues carefully immobilised her suspected fractures with splints.
“The woman was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment. The woman was said to be in a stable condition upon arrival at hospital.”