Sunday 2nd November – 9.30am – Suzie Wheaton.
Five people have received emergency medical treatment after two cars collided in Warwickshire last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic to the incident at Bridge 108, Coventry Canal in Lower Shuckburgh at approximately 7.25pm yesterday evening.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision.
“The driver of the first car, a woman believed to be in her 20’s, was found to be trapped in the vehicle. Crews worked closely with other emergency services on scene for an hour and a half to safely extricate the woman. The casualty was treated at the scene for a pelvic injury and a serious leg injury before being fully immobilised and conveyed to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. The doctor travelled on board the ambulance with the crew, continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst en route to hospital.
“The second car had been carrying four occupants at the time of the incident. The driver, a man in his late 20’s, was treated at the scene for a fractured leg. He was fully immobilised and conveyed to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The front seat passenger, a woman, was treated for minor injuries and travelled within the same ambulance to hospital.
“One of the rear seat passengers, a man in his 20’s, was treated for serious facial injuries. He was also fully immobilised and taken to a specialist centre at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The second rear seat passenger, a man, was assessed but did not require any further treatment.”