Boy’s serious injuries meant a helicopter was needed

HMED 53 - WNAA in air (wheels up)

Monday 4th January 2016 – 5.30pm – Claire Brown.

Ambulance staff treated six patients, one of which needed airlifting to hospital, following a collision involving three vehicles in Rugby this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A428 Coventry Road in Church Lawford just after 2.00pm (Monday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One car had a young boy trapped inside with serious injuries. Ambulance staff worked quickly with the fire service to extricate him from the car whilst the doctor delivered trauma care. Once released from the wreckage, he was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

“The driver from the same car, a man, and a second boy had managed to get out of the overturned vehicle before emergency services arrived. Both were assessed but had thankfully escaped serious injury. They were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution due to the nature of the collision.

“A mother and daughter were in the second car which had overturned. Upon assessment by ambulance crews the mother, believed to be in her 40s, was found with neck and back pain and had to be extricated from the vehicle onto a spinal board. Her daughter suffered minor injuries and were both taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further checks.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”


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