Two trapped for an hour following RTC

 Tuesday 19th January 2016 – 11.55am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman and child were both trapped in their car for about an hour following a road traffic collision with a HGV this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Longford Road and Windmill Road in Longford, Coventry at about 9.45am and sent two amulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had suffered significant damage in the collision and as a result the two patients were trapped inside. Thankfully they were not seriously injured.

“Once crews had assessed them, they worked carefully with the fire service to cut them both free.

“The woman, thought to be in her 30s, was treated for minor injuries, including cuts and bruises. She was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The girl, a toddler, was treated for back pain as well as cuts and bruises. She was also immobilised before being taken to the same hospital.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”


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