Sunday 12th April 2015 – 6.05pm – John Hawker.
The driver of a convertible sports car was trapped for an hour after a two car crash in Leamington Spa this lunch time.
The crash occurred on Harbury Lane, near Mallory Park Hotel at around 12.15pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a convertible sports car and a second car that had been in a significant crash.
“The driver of the convertible, a man believed to be 24 years old, suffered serious pelvic, rib and facial injuries. He received emergency treatment whilst trapped in the car and was extricated with the assistance of the fire service.
“Once released, the man received further treatment before being transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.
“The passenger in the same car, a woman believed to be 25 years old, suffered serious back injuries and also suspected internal injuries. She also received emergency treatment whilst trapped for around 20 minutes before being released. The woman received further treatment before being transferred by land ambulance to the same hospital.
“The passenger travelling in the second car, a woman believed to be in her 40’s, suffered rib, arm and leg injuries. She received emergency treatment at the scene and her condition was stabilised. The woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.
“The man driving the second car, believed to be in his 40’s, suffered shoulder injuries. A girl who was also a passenger, believed to be 2 years old, was travelling in a child safety seat and was checked over at the scene but appeared to have escaped uninjured in the crash. Both were transferred to the same hospital for further assessment.
“All emergency service personal worked seamlessly together to ensure the patients received the best possible treatment as quickly and safely as possible.”