Woman trapped for 30 minutes is rescued through roof of her car

Saturday 10th October 2015 – 7.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two women were left trapped in their cars following an RTC which caused considerable damage to both vehicles this morning.

One of the woman was trapped for 30 minutes and had to have the roof cut off her car in order for her to be freed.

The crash took place on Muntz Street in Small Heath, Birmingham, at 10.10am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Both of the women, who were single occupants in their cars, had to be helped free with one of the rescues involving the fire service having to use cutting equipment on the roof.

“The woman in that car, which suffered significant damage to the driver’s side, was treated for a pelvic injury and immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and pelvic binder.

“Ambulance staff worked carefully alongside the fire service to free her, ensuring she was kept as still as possible whilst taken out of the car.

“Believed to be aged in her 30s, she was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment.

“The second car suffered front end damage and the driver, also believed to be in her 30s, was assisted out of her vehicle and treated for a back injury before being taken to Heartlands Hospital.”


Notes to Editors:

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