Van driver suffers severe head injury

Monday 15th September 2014 – 8am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A van driver received emergency medical treatment from ambulance crews after suffering a severe head injury when her vehicle collided with a wall in Stoke this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Draycott Lane in Tean, just after 5.30am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a van that had left the road and been in significant collision with a wall.

“The driver of the van, a woman believed to be 42-years-old, was still inside the vehicle when crews arrived.

“It quickly became apparent that she had suffered a significant head injury in the collision. Due to the serious nature of her condition, one of the doctors gave the patient an anaesthetic at the scene.

“Crews worked closely with the fire service to carefully free the woman, who was fully immobilised, from the van. She was then transported to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”


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