Thursday 27th August 2015 – 5.25pm – Claire Brown.
A three car collision in Oswestry has left a family of four in hospital this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A483 just before 3.00pm (Thursday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The damage caused to one car in the collision had left a 70cm indent in the side of the vehicle leaving one rear seat passenger trapped inside. The 14-year-old girl, who sustained a facial injury, had to be extricated from the car with help from the fire service. Once released from the car ambulance staff were able to further assess and treat her injuries before she was taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“The other three occupants, the teenage girls’ relatives, had managed to get out of the car prior to our arrival. A man in his 50s had chest pain together with pain in his back and hip. Ambulance staff and the medic administered pain relief to the man to help stabilise his condition before he was carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. Due to the damage caused to the drivers’ side in the collision and the nature of his injuries, the man was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma treatment.
“The other two passengers, a teenage boy and a woman were assessed on scene. The boy was found to have sustained a minor chest injury and was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The woman, whilst uninjured, travelled in the ambulance to hospital to be with her family members.
“The occupants of the other vehicles involved were uninjured.”