Monday 14th July 2014 – 7.00am – Claire Brown.
A two car crash last night in Coventry has left one woman dead and eight other people in hospital.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Sydnall Road, Longford Coventry shortly after 10.00pm (Sunday). Six ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and a second BASICS doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a significant collision on a canal bridge. By standers were administering aid to nine patients who had been involved in the collision.
“Sadly a passenger from one car, a woman, was confirmed dead at the scene.
“Three men and a second woman from the same car suffered a range of injuries. Two of the men, aged in their 20s, were treated on scene by ambulance staff and medics for multiple injuries before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“The third man and second woman sustained minor injuries but were taken to the same hospital as a precaution.
“A 56-year-old woman from the second car sustained abdominal, neck, back and pelvic injuries. She was given pain relief by ambulance staff before carefully immobilising her with a neck collar and spinal board. The driver, a 27-year-old man, suffered minor injuries together with an eight-year-old-girl. All three were given treatment at the roadside before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“A 12-year-old girl from the same car sustained a suspected pelvic injury. She was given pain relief whilst a doctor worked to stabilise her injury at the scene before she was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital; the doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.”