Sunday 12th October 2014 – 9.50am – Claire Brown.
A woman received pre-hospital trauma care from ambulance staff and a doctor last night after she ended up trapped between the central reservation barrier and her car on the M6 in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving three cars on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14, Hanchurch, shortly after 7.00pm (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and a BASICS emergency doctor attended the scene. Two off duty police officers from Plymouth came across the collision and stopped to render aid at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found three cars which had been involved in a collision. It was reported to crews that two of the cars were stationary in the outside lane following a minor RTC when a third car collided with the two cars and its two occupants who were out of their vehicles.
“A 65-year-old woman, the driver of one of the stationary car, had ended up pinned against the central reservation barrier by her car in the collision.
“The woman sustained significant injuries to her right leg. Ambulance staff and the doctor worked as a team to administer advanced pain relief and fluids to help stabilise her condition. Due to the mechanism of her injury and position, the team had to fully immobilise her onto a scoop stretcher in an upright position before the fire service carefully moved the car to release her. The woman’s leg was dressed and splinted before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for emergency treatment.
“The two other drivers were assessed but did not require hospital treatment.”