A collision at a country crossroads has resulted in the tragic death of an elderly woman

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Tuesday 5th May 2015 – 7.10pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly woman has died after a car and a small skip lorry were in collision at a crossroads.

The crash happened just after 3.30pm (Tuesday) on the A529 Market Drayton to Hinstock road at the crossroads for Lightwoods in Shropshire.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor on the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found the elderly woman, who was a front seat passenger in the car, in cardiac arrest.

“They immediately started life support, but despite their best efforts it was not possible to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“An elderly man who was driving the car suffered serious chest injuries with suspected multiple fractures.

“Due to his condition, he was taken by land ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The car had suffered significant front and rear damage. The skip lorry had front end damage.

“The driver of the lorry, a man estimated to be in his 50s was out of the vehicle when crews arrived. He had a minor head laceration but did not want to go to hospital.”

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