Friday 3rd July 2015 – 3pm – Steve Parry.
A woman passenger in a car travelling along the M50 in Herefordshire has been seriously injured by an object that smashed through the car windscreen.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M50 junction 2-3 near Upton Bishop at just after 10.35am.
An ambulance, a paramedic support officer, a community paramedic together with the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Strensham responding in a rapid response car, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended to what appears to be as freak incident in which a small metal object weighting about 2 pound and the size of an ice hockey puck smashed through the car windscreen seriously injuring a woman passenger.
“Crews were quickly on scene to treat a front seat passenger in her fifties for ‘significant life changing’ facial injuries.
“The patient was given immediate medical treatment for her injuries. Pain relief was administered and her condition stabilised before her journey to hospital.
“The patient was taken by land ambulance to the trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.
“The hospital was pre alerted to the serious condition of the patient.
“The male driver of the car was uninjured.”