Driver Trapped for Two Hours in Redditch Crash

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Monday 16th February 2015 – 11am – Steve Parry.

Two motorists have has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision near to the M42 at Beoley, Redditch.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A435 Birmingham Road at just after 8am.

Two ambulances; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle; a paramedic support officer, together with the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance and a BASIC doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving a light van and car.

“A man in his twenties was trapped in his vehicle for almost two hours after his light van also collided with a tree. He was treated for serious leg and pelvic injuries.

The patient was stabilised at the scene and immobilised with the use of a neck collar, pelvic splint and orthopaedic stretcher before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“A man believed to be in his forties, and travelling in the second car involved was treated for minor chest injuries. He was conveyed by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.”

 

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