Woman seriously injured after car leaves road and ends up in a brook in Warwickshire


Saturday 20th September 2014 – 7.30am – Claire Brown.

A woman had to be rescued from a car by specialist ambulance staff and the fire service after it left the road, went down an embankment and ended up in a shallow brook last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hambridge Road in Bishops Itchington, Southam, at 10.20pm (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and paramedics from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had left the road, travelled down a steep embankment before coming to rest on the opposite side of the bank of a shallow and slow moving brook approximately 12 feet across.

“The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, was checked over by staff but was uninjured and was left in the care of the police.

“The front seat passenger, a woman believed to be in her late teens or early 20s, sustained thoracic injuries, pelvic injuries and a fractured leg. Working as a team, ambulance staff administered pain relief and intravenous drugs to stabilise her condition whilst fire colleagues carefully extricated the woman from the car.

“The woman was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splint before being carried up the embankment to the awaiting ambulance. The woman was taken on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.”



West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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