Month: December 2015
Three vehicle RTC leaves one man dead in Stratford-upon-Avon
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – 5.25pm – Claire Brown.
One man has died and two others have been treated by ambulance staff following a collision involving three vehicles in Warwickshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A3400 Shipston Road between Shipston and Stratford-upon-Avon shortly after 2.00pm this afternoon (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars and a lorry which had been involved in a significant collision. The driver of one car, a man, was sadly confirmed dead on scene.
“The driver of the second car, an 82-year-old man, was assessed by ambulance staff who found he had neck pain and central chest pain but was in a stable condition. He was extricated from the car by the fire service and immobilised as a precaution before being taken by land ambulance to Warwick Hospital.
“The lorry driver, a 31-year-old man, was checked over on scene but was uninjured and did not require hospital treatment.”
Car on side in Coventry
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – 12.35pm – Chris Kowalik.
A woman whose car left a road and ended up on its side has escaped any serious injury.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to St Martins Road, Coventry shortly before 7.05am today.
A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended. They were joined by the crew of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who came in a rapid response vehicle.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car ended up on its side in a ditch. The woman who is in her twenties was shaken and appeared to have minor injuries only. She was taken to Warwick Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
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Mobile crane topples over injuring driver
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – 7.40am – John Hawker.
The driver of a mobile crane was injured last night after it rolled over down an embankment in Herefordshire.
The incident occurred on the A417, between the A49 and Bodenham at around 10.10pm. A rapid response paramedic, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and a BASICS Doctor from the MARS (Mercia Accident Rescue Service) attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is believed the crane was travelling down a narrow section of the road and whilst passing a large vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction, the crane toppled over down a small embankment onto its side.
“The driver of the 55 tonne crane, a man in his 30’s, was out of the vehicle when crews arrived and had suffered a serious injury to one of his ears.
“He received emergency treatment from paramedics and the trauma doctor and was then transferred by ambulance to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.”