Ambulance staff worked seamlessly with firefighters to get two patients out of a car involved in a lorry crash

Wednesday 16th December 2015 – 7.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man who was rapidly extricated from a car involved in a crash with a lorry has been taken to hospital on blue lights with a request for a trauma team to be on standby.

The incident happened on the A4103 at Leigh Sinton in Worcestershire at just after 5.00pm on Wednesday afternoon.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within seven minutes and was quickly backed up by two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that had extensive damage to the rear and driver’s side.

The driver, who was in his 40s was rapidly extricated through the passenger side after firefighters removed the door. He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff with drugs and was immobilised due to the circumstances.

“He was then alerted into Worcestershire Royal Hospital with a request for a trauma team to be on standby; the paramedic on the response vehicle travelled with ambulance crew due to the patient’s condition.

“Firefighters then removed the roof of the car to get a 16 year old boy out of the car. He was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution with minor injuries.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.

“The excellent cooperation between fire and ambulance staff ensured both patients received excellent treatment as quickly as possible.”

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