Woman trapped by legs in Market Drayton RTC

MERIT Van (from back)

Thursday 7th August 2014 – 8.50am – Claire Brown.

A woman received advanced pre hospital care by medics at the scene of a road traffic collision in Shropshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a two vehicle collision on the A442 in Hodnet, Market Drayton shortly after 10.30pm (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van which had been involved in a significant collision.

“A woman, believed to be in her 20s, was trapped in the car by her legs. Upon assessment, ambulance staff and the doctor found that the woman had sustained a suspected fractured pelvis. The medical team worked to stabilise the woman’s condition, administering fluids and analgaesia, whilst the fire service worked around them to carefully extricate the woman from the wreckage.

“Once released, the woman was fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. The MERIT doctor travelled with the patient to hospital to continue treatment and monitoring en route.

“A second patient, a man, sustained a foot injury in the collision. He was treated at the scene before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”



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