Woman airlifted following RTC

Sunday 17th January 2015 – 8.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

HMED at QEHB

A woman who had to be cut free from her vehicle following a two car RTC has been airlifted to a major trauma centre this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A4103 and Clapham Lane in Rushwick, Worcestershire, shortly before 1.35pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, both with one patient inside.

“A group of A&E consultants from Leicester Royal Infirmary were already on scene prior to the arrival of crews and assisted throughout with the treatment of patients.

“A woman believed to be in her 50s had to be cut free through the roof of her car with the help of the fire service.

“She was treated by ambulance crews at the scene for a serious foot injury, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“From the second car, a 19-year-old man was assisted out of the vehicle by medics. He was treated for a leg injury and suspected pelvic injury, immobilised and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.”

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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