Woman trapped in vehicle for an hour and a half

Sunday 30th November – 9.50pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Two people have received emergency medical treatment following a road traffic collision in Bewdley today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to the junction of Heightington Road and the A456 in Ribbesford at approximately 6.00pm this evening.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers in rapid response vehicles, a rapid response vehicle from the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Strensham and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to the scene.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Crews were called to reports of a two car road traffic collision.

“On arrival at the scene crews found a man, believed to be the driver of one of the vehicles out of his car and a woman of a second car who was trapped in her vehicle.

“The man was treated at the scene for facial injuries. He was immobilised and conveyed to a specialist unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“Emergency services worked closely together for approximately an hour and a half to safely extricate the woman from her vehicle. The woman was treated for leg, pelvic and spinal injuries. She was given pain relief and fully immobilised at the scene.

“The woman was conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby.

“The trauma doctor travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment to the woman whilst en route to hospital.”

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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.

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