Woman trapped for over an hour

Thursday 21st August 2014 – 6.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A woman was trapped in her vehicle for approximately one hour and 20 minutes following a two-car collision that saw both vehicles leave the road in Bewdley last night (Wednesday).

The incident involved four patients in total, two of whom were discharged at scene with minor injuries, but the other two required further treatment at Russells Hall Hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the A442 Bridgnorth Road, shortly before 9.25pm and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered two cars that had left the road and suffered significant damage, one of which had come to rest on its roof and the other that had hit a bush.

“From the car that collided with a bush, paramedics treated the passenger, a woman in her 60s, for back, chest and abdominal injuries. She was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief.

“Crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut her free from the car, a process which took over an hour due to the difficult location of the vehicle.

“She was then transported to hospital with the doctor travelling on the ambulance to continue treatment en-route. The driver of the car, a man in his 70s, was discharged at scene with minor chest and arm injuries.

“The second car came to rest on its roof but both patients had managed to free themselves from the vehicle.

“Paramedics treated a 25-year-old female for arm, knee and abdominal injuries before she was also conveyed to hospital.

“A second patient from the vehicle was discharged on scene with minor injuries.”


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