Three injured in Warwickshire RTC

Ambulance Vehicles

Saturday 18th October 2014 – 10.45pm – Claire Brown.

Three people have been taken to a major trauma centre after the car they were travelling in left the road and ended up in a ditch in Warwickshire this evening.

The incident happened in Deppers Bridge in Southam at 7.30pm (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had left the road and hit trees before rolling over and coming to rest in a ditch in a field.

“A 24-year-old man suffered a suspected head injury and lacerations in the collision. An 18-year-old girl was found with chest and suspected head injuries. A 22-year-old woman suffered a hip injury and a nasty fractured arm.

“The location and positioning of the car made it a difficult case for ambulance staff and fire fighter to treat the patients. Whilst ambulance staff worked to stabilise the patients’ conditions, the fire service carefully extricated them from the car. The 22-year-old woman was the last person to be released from the wreckage after around 45 minutes.

“All three patients were immobilised and administered pain relief before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

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.

2 comments

  1. I would like to just say that all in this crash are now on the right road to recovery. I know this because I am intact the 22 year old mentioned In this article, I would like to take this time to thank all services for everything that they did that night, and will be eternally greatful always,
    Thank you

    1. Thanks very much for the message Chloe – great news that you are doing well and that everyone else is making progress. That’s all we can ever hope for. Thank you so much for letting us know. We’ll pass on your comments to the crews concerned. Thanks again

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