Thursday 21st May 2015 – 11.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two people have been airlifted to hospital and a further four taken by land ambulances following a six vehicle collision in Warwickshire this morning.
The incident saw three cars, an articulated lorry, a van and a motorbike collide which unfortunately left four of the patients seriously injured.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A46 in Bishopton, outside Cophams Hill Farm, shortly before 8.20am and sent four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic officer, a doctor, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found six vehicles that had been in collision, two of which still had patients trapped inside.
“One of the cars had a 66-year-old female and a 62-year-old male driver still inside. It is believed the woman initially lost consciousness in the incident.
“Crews worked closely with the fire service to free them both, a process which took approximately 40 minutes. The woman was treated for a serious abdominal injury and given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The man had suffered a head injury and was also suffering from neck and back pain. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.
“The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, had been thrown from his bike in the incident. He was treated for a fractured leg as well as abdominal and pelvic injuries. After having pain relief administered he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“The van driver, a man in his 50s, had managed to free himself from his vehicle and was lying by the side of it. Crews treated him for a fractured right arm before transporting him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.
“Additionally, a woman in her 60s had to be freed from her car and treated for cuts to her head before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch whilst the lorry driver, a man in his 50s was taken to Warwick Hospital as a precaution.
“A further patient, a woman in her 50s, was assessed and treated for neck pain before being discharged on scene.
“Due to the significant nature of the collision, the road was closed and is expected to remain so for some time.”
Notes to Editors:
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