Significant collision leaves man hanging out of car window

Friday 12th September 2014 – 11.15am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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One man was left hanging out of his car window and a second had to be cut free from his vehicle following a significant two-car road traffic collision in Herefordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A449 in Ross-on-Wye just after 6.30am and sent three ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had been in significant collision, both of which had sustained substantial damage.

“The impact of the collision left the driver of one of the vehicles, a 19-year-old man, hanging out of the car window.

“He was assisted out of his vehicle before ambulance staff treated him for leg and ankle fractures. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Hereford County Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the second car was left trapped in his vehicle by the collision and ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut him free.

“He was then assessed and treated for a suspected fractured pelvis, abdominal injuries and cuts to his head. He was immobilised with the use of a pelvic binder, given pain relief and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”


Notes to Editors:

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