Driver injured on A49 in Herefordshire

Thursday 26th February 2015 – 11.45am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres after the car he was driving collided with another on a dual carriageway in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 in Wellington shortly after 8.55am today.

A BASICS Emergency Doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS), a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

MARS BASICS Emergency Doctor Malcolm Russell said: “There was a two car collision on the dual carriageway. A man in his seventies had suspected chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries. He was immobilised and splints were applied for possible fractures. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“In the other car were two women and a man, all in their late teens or early twenties. They were all assessed at the scene and were found to have minor injuries. They were discharged at the scene.”

Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) is a group of highly trained and experienced pre-hospital practitioners who provide enhanced immediate medical care to the people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire on a voluntary basis in support of West Midlands Ambulance Service. It currently comprises 15 doctors and two advanced nurse practitioners. The scheme is a registered charity supported by local fundraising and affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). For more information go to



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