Two cut free through the roof of their car

Saturday 29th August 2015 – 8.20am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance 7

Two people had to be cut free from their car and helped out through the roof following a two-car road traffic collision in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Newtown Middleway just before 1.15am and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, ambulance staff discovered two cars that had been in collision, both of which had suffered significant damage.

“One of the cars had suffered significant front end damage and had two patients inside, both of whom were trapped as a result of the incident.

“The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, was treated for injuries to her neck, chest and ankle. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“The passenger, a woman in her 50s, had suffered neck, chest and knee injuries and was also immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

“Both remained conscious throughout and were administered pain relief whilst ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully free them from the car, eventually getting them out through the roof. It took approximately 25 minutes to free them both from the car.

“They were then both taken to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“From the second car, which suffered serious damage all over the vehicle, a man in his 30s was treated for a minor shoulder injury and discharged on scene.

“Given the amount of damage suffered by both vehicles, all three patients are extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries in the incident.”


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