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.”