Five cars, two collisions, two patients and one engine in the footwell

Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 9.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Droitwich RTC 1 Sept 16 2015

A car ended up with its engine in the footwell whilst another came to rest on its side following two separate collisions on the same piece of road this afternoon.

The same car was involved in two separate collisions within the space of 150-yards on the A38 in Droitwich in an incident that involved five cars in total.

Two people, one of whom is believed to have temporarily been knocked out, required treatment at scene before being transferred to hospital.

A West Midlands Ambulance Spokesman said: “The two separate collisions happened within seconds of each other just after 5pm and left three of the vehicles with massive amounts of damage.

“Crews were told that one of the cars completely rolled over during the first crash before coming to rest on its side. The driver, a man in his 20s, was trapped as a result.

“Ambulance staff worked alongside the fire service to cut him free, ensuring he did not move during the process, essential given the nature of his injuries.

“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and treated for injuries to his wrist, leg and back before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

“The same car that had been involved in the first collision was then involved in a second serious crash which occurred on the wrong side of the carriageway.

“On this occasion, both cars suffered major damage with the engine of the other vehicle being forced into the footwell.

“The driver of that car, a man thought to be in his 30s, was treated for a reduced level of consciousness, a head injury and a suspected dislocated ankle.

“Following further assessment from a doctor at the scene, he was then transported to Worcester Royal by land ambulance.

“The driver of the car involved in both collisions, a man, was assessed and discharged on scene.

“In both crashes a a third car suffered minor damage but neither driver required attention from ambulance staff.”

Two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

Droitwich RTC 2 Sept 16 2015


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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