Woman airlifted after being ejected from van

Thursday 6th August 2015 – 11.20am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman who was ejected about 15-feet from her van following a two-vehicle collision in Uttoxeter has been airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries this morning.

A van and car were in collision on the B5013 shortly after 8.50am, an incident which saw the car leave the road and end up in a hedge

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor, a community first responder, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Staffordshire in a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a van and car that had both suffered significant front end damage as a result of the collision.

“The driver of the van, a woman believed to be in her 30s, had been ejected from her vehicle through the driver’s door window and was lying approximately 15 feet away in a hedge.

“She was treated by ambulance crews for a serious head injury, a reduced level of consciousness and collar bone, rib and wrist fractures. She was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“Thankfully, her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

“The car had left the road as a result of the incident and come to rest in a field after travelling through a closed gate.

“The driver, a man in his 20s, had managed to free himself from his vehicle and he was treated for a reduced level of consciousness, chest pain and minor cuts to his face. He was also immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher before being conveyed to the same hospital by land ambulance.

“The road was closed as a result of the incident.”

Notes to Editors:

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