Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – 7pm – Steve Parry
Five people and a baby have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the A53 at Astley near Shrewsbury this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at just before 4.30pm.
Six ambulances; a paramedic support officer in a rapid response vehicle together with a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving four vehicles near Astley this afternoon.
“The male driver of a car, believed to be in his forties, received neck and back injuries. A woman passenger in her forties also received similar injuries. Both patients were immobilised with the use of a neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher. A third passenger in the car, a woman in her twenties, sustained minor injuries.
“In the second car involved, Crews treated a man in his twenties for neck and back injuries.
“A woman in her fifties, travelling in the third car involved, was also assessed and treated for neck injuries.
“A man travelling in the fourth car was treated for neck and back injuries and immobilised at the scene. A baby was also assessed by ambulance staff and taken to hospital as a precaution.
“All the patients were taken by ambulance to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”