Woman airlifted from RTC

Friday 30th January 2015 – 1pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the incident on the A44 near to Pembridge, Leominster, shortly after 7.50am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car and lorry that had been in collision.

“The collision reportedly caused the car to leave the road and end up on its side in a field, after going through a hedge.

“The driver, a woman in her 20s, was trapped in the car as a result of the incident and had to be carefully cut free with the help of the fire service.

“She was treated by ambulance staff for a leg fracture as well as pelvis and arm injuries. She was given pain relief on scene and immobilised before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The hospital had been alerted to the her condition prior to arrival.

“The lorry driver, a man, was assessed on scene but did not require hospital treatment.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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