Friday 29th May 2015 – 6.00pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman has been airlifted and a second was left trapped upside down for 20 minutes following a serious two-car road traffic collision in Rugby this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4071 near Cawston shortly before 3.15pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene. The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance car, with two critical care paramedics on board, also attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, crews found a car that had come to rest on its roof following a two car collision and discovered two women inside.
“Ambulance staff worked with the fire service to release them from the wreckage.
“One of the women, the passenger thought to be in her 40s, was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness and crews quickly began treating her for a head injury. She was anaesthetised in order to stabilise her condition and immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“The driver, also believed to be in her 40s, was unconscious upon the arrival of crews and was trapped upside down for 20 minutes. After regaining consciousness she was treated for a head injury, immobilised and had pain relief administered before being taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.
“There were no patients from the second car.”