Saturday 24th January 2015 – 11.00pm – Claire Brown.
A woman ended up trapped in the wreckage of her car for 60 minutes following a collision with a wall in Staffordshire this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a road traffic collision in Evershed Way, Burton-upon-Trent at 8.20pm (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived on scene to find a badly damaged car which had been in collision with a wall. The driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, was trapped in the wreckage.
“Upon assessment the woman was found to have sustained suspected internal injuries in the collision. Whilst ambulance staff and the doctor worked to assess and stabilise the woman’s condition with pain relief and fluids, the fire service carefully cut her out of the car. After 60 minutes, the woman was released and immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”