Car v railings leaves two elderly patients needing our help

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Monday 30th November 2015 – 3.15pm – Claire Brown.

An elderly man and woman have been injured after their car collided with railings in Shropshire this afternoon.

The incident happened on the A49 in Church Stretton just before 1.00pm (Monday). An ambulance, en route to hospital with a patient on board, came across the incident and stopped to render aid until two further ambulances, a paramedic area support and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board arrived on scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had reportedly collided with metal railings leaving both the driver and passenger trapped in the wreckage.

“The driver, a 70-year-old man, was assessed by ambulance staff and was found to have head and chest injuries. The passenger, a woman in her 60s, sustained chest and abdominal injuries. Whilst ambulance staff and the doctor administered oxygen to the man and pain relief to the woman, the fire service worked around them to carefully cut the occupants out of the car. Both the man and the woman were extricated from the car onto a spinal board to immobilise them.

“Both were then taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”




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