Friday 22nd January 2016 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man needed emergency trauma care at the scene of an RTC in which four other people escaped serious injury in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A429 Fosseway near to Shipston-on-Stour at around 1.45pm this afternoon (Friday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer from South Western Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Three cars and a HGV had been involved in a collision. The driver and passenger from one car, a man and a woman believed to be in their late 50s, were the most seriously injured. Their car had sustained significant damage and had trapped the man inside the wreckage.
“The cross-service team of ambulance staff and doctor worked together to assess and treat his injuries whilst working closely with the fire service at the scene. The man had sustained multiple serious injuries and required sedation by the doctor to help keep his condition stable as well as other vital trauma care. After an hour and a half, the man was released from the wreckage and once immobilised onto spinal board he was carried to the awaiting air ambulance. He was then airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
“The woman passenger had managed to get out of the car prior to our arrival. She suffered chest and neck injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to hospital by South Western Ambulance Service.
“The driver of the second car, an elderly woman, suffered a minor leg injury and received treatment on scene but did not require hospital care. The HGV driver, a man, and the driver of the third car, a woman, were uninjured.”