Tuesday 7th July 2015 – 9.35am – Murray MacGregor.
A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after the car she was driving was involved in a head on collision with a lorry.
The crash happened at about 5.35am this morning (Tuesday) on the A46 between Beckford and Ashton under Hill, near Evesham.
A rapid response vehicle was first on scene and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor. An off duty paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service who was passing, also stopped to offer assistance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The middle aged woman in the car was trapped by her feet due to the intrusion into the car. It took about three quarters of an hour for ambulance staff, working with firefighters, to extricate her safely. Firefighters removed the roof to aid the process.
“The woman had suffered a fractured right leg and had potentially serious injuries to her chest, abdomen and pelvis. She was immobilised and had splints fitted to her leg and pelvis.
“After being given pain relief and treatment at the scene, she was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“The lorry driver was uninjured and he was discharged on scene after a check over by ambulance staff.”