Sunday 26th October 2014 – 9.15am – John Hawker.
Four people have been trapped in the truck they were travelling in after a crash in Hereford this morning.
The crash occurred on the A411, around two miles outside Kington at around 4.10am. Four ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MARS Doctor, a BASICS Doctor and the Trusts MERIT team were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a 4×4 pick-up truck that is believed to have left the road and hit a tree. It appears the cab of the truck has then become completely detached from the rest of the chassis and come to rest in the road with the occupants trapped inside.
“Four men, all believed to be in their 20’s, suffered injuries in the crash and all received treatment from medics at the scene whilst being extricated. Thankfully, all four men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
“One man suffered serious chest and abdominal injuries, whilst a second man suffered serious abdominal injuries. Both patients received emergency treatment at the scene and were transferred by land ambulances to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further treatment. They were accompanied by medics to the hospital.
“The two other men travelling in the truck suffered chest injuries and leg injuries. Both men received treatment before being transferred to Hereford County Hospital for treatment.
“Considering the catastrophic damage to the vehicle, all four were fortunate not to have suffered more serious, possibly fatal injuries.”