Sunday 8th November 2015 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
A two car collision involving two families this morning sadly left one girl dead and three children and four adults needing hospital treatment in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4642 Coventry Road in Cawston, Rugby at 11.10am (Sunday). A paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and several ambulances attended and were joined on scene by helicopters from the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Air Ambulance Service.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found two cars which had been involved in a significant collision. A girl from one of the cars was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by bystanders. Ambulance staff immediately took over resuscitation efforts and quickly transferred her by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. CPR continued en route to hospital but sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at hospital.
“A young boy from the same car, believed to be under the age of two, suffered a head injury. He was given immediate treatment on scene before he too was taken by land ambulance to the same hospital.
“The children’s mother and father were trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated with help from the fire service. The mother suffered pelvic and abdominal injuries and the father had upper limb injuries. Both were given pain relief and immobilised before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“In the second car, the family of four had less serious injuries. An 11-year-old boy and 7-year-old-girl were checked over but appeared to be uninjured. Their mother and father suffered seatbelt related injuries and all four were taken to the same hospital by land ambulance as a precautionary measure.
“The road has since reopened after being closed by police for much of the day.”