Wednesday 24th June 2015 – 6.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A four-car collision left four people needing treatment from ambulance staff and hospital care in Worcestershire this afternoon.
The incident happened at about 3.35pm outside the Travelodge Hotel on Rashwood Hill in Droitwich. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four cars with significant damage and four patients, all of whom were conscious throughout and had managed to free themselves from their vehicles.
“One of the cars contained two patients, a male and female, both of whom were in their 80s.
“They were both treated for chest injuries and minor cuts. They were then both transported to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch on the same ambulance.
“There were an additional two patients from a second car. The driver, a woman in her 30s, was treated for cuts to her face whilst the passenger, a woman in her 60s, was treated for neck and chest injuries. The latter was immobilised before they were both taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by the same ambulance.
“A fifth patient, a man from a third car, was assessed and discharged at scene.
“Given the high speed nature of the road all involved are lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries in the incident.”
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