Wednesday 7th October 2015 – 10am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two cars rolled in separate incidents last night (Tuesday), one of which collided with a tree and one with a wall outside the front of a house.
The two incidents in the Black Country resulted in both drivers having to be cut free from their vehicles as well as receiving treatment from ambulance staff and transportation to hospital.
The first crash took place on Island Road near to Sandwell Recreation Ground shortly before 9.20pm. West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS doctor to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to a find a car that had rolled following a collision with a tree.
“The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness and was trapped inside the vehicle.
“Ambulance staff monitored and treated her whilst the fire service carefully freed her from the car, a process which took approximately 45 minutes.
“The woman did not appear to have suffered any external injuries but following a full assessment was transported to Sandwell General Hospital for further treatment.”
A second crash shortly afterwards saw a car smash through a wall in front of a house in Ashmore Lake Road, Willenhall, shortly before 11.05pm.
The car ended up on its side and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car suffered significant damage in the crash which completely destroyed the wall.
“The woman driving the car, believed to be in her 40s, again had to be helped from the vehicle by the fire service.
“She was treated for back and pelvic injuries, immobilised with the use of a pelvic binder and given pain relief before being taken to New Cross Hospital.”