Saturday 13th June 2015 – 6.50am – Claire Brown.
One woman has died and two other people required treatment at a major trauma centre following a collision involving two cars and a lorry in Staffordshire last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A515 and B5017 in Draycott in the Clay, near Newborough in Burton-on-Trent shortly before 10.00pm (Friday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer, a community paramedic, a North Staffordshire BASICS doctor and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found two cars and a lorry which had been involved in a significant collision at a cross roads.
“The driver of one car, a woman, was in traumatic cardiac arrest. Sadly despite resuscitation attempts at the roadside by ambulance staff nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The driver of the second car, a 42-year-old man, was trapped due to significant damage to the front of the car. Upon assessment the man was found to have suffered a chest injury and abdominal pain. Whilst ambulance staff and medics began treatment, the fire service worked to carefully extricate him from the car.
“After around 40 minutes the man was released from the wreckage and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.
“The passenger, a 54-year-old woman, had managed to get out of the car despite suffering pain in her pelvis. She too was fully immobilised before being taken to the same hospital for further specialist trauma care.
“A doctor travelled with the patients to hospital to assist the ambulance crews en route.
“The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured.”