Two men airlifted after car and lorry collide

Thursday 6th August 2015 – 3.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Midlands Air Ambulance at QEHB

Two people have been ejected from their vehicle and subsequently airlifted to hospital following a collision between a car and a lorry in Telford this afternoon.

There were three patients in total from the incident at the Crudginton crossroads where the A442 meets the B5062, all from the car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received six emergency 999 calls about the incident, the first of which was at 1.34pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car with significant front end damage following a collision with a lorry.

“There were three patients in total, all men in their 20s from the car. Two of them had been ejected from the vehicle in the collision, one through the driver’s side window and one through the rear windscreen.

“The front seat passenger was treated for cuts to his face, a suspected fracture nose and injuries to his mouth before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. The hospital had been alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.

“The man travelling in the back of the car was also treated for injuries to his face, cuts to his head and abdominal pain. He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on alert.

“The car driver was treated for a head injury and taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.”


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