Friday 31st July 2015 – 9.30am – Chris Kowalik.
Three people have been taken to a major trauma centre after a road traffic collision in Heathcote that ended with one car on fire and another on its side.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Harbury Lane at 11.30pm last night.
Four ambulances, a Medical Incident Officer, a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of the cars had caught fire. A man who had been dragged from it had a broken leg, a suspected fractured pelvis, abdominal and chest injuries. A splint was applied to his broken leg and he was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar. Fluids were administered intravenously and a medicine that prevents and treats bleeding problems was given. He was sedated and taken on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“A woman who is believed to be in her forties was freed from the same car with the help of the fire service. She had chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries and multiple lower limb fractures. She was also taken on alert to the same hospital.
“A woman in her twenties who managed to get out of the car that was on fire was checked over and discharged at the scene.
“There was a second car that was on its side. In it was a man in his twenties with multiple rib and lower limb fractures, serious chest and abdominal injuries. The MERIT trauma team anaesthetised him and maintained his airway and he was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”