Schoolgirl receives advanced trauma care

Monday 20th April 2015 – 1.30pm – John Hawker.

A schoolgirl has received advanced trauma care by medics after being struck by a car this morning in Rugby.

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The incident occurred on Leicester Road, near to the retail park at around 8.30am.  A rapid response paramedic and an ambulance initially attended the scene to treat the patient, and were then joined by the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a trauma paramedic and Doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a 15 year old girl with series leg injuries after being struck by a car whilst attempting to cross the road.

“Paramedics treated the girl for her injuries at the scene and then she received further advanced trauma care in the land ambulance from the medics from the Air Ambulance crew, including pain relief and sedation.

“Once the girls condition was stabilised she was transferred by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

“The hospital had been pre alerted to the patient’s injuries and a trauma team were on standby.”


We have no further details on this incident.

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