Friday 29th January 2015 – 12.05pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman has been cut free from her car after a collision with a motorhome that overturned in the incident this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A5 and Woodford Lane in Mancetter, near Atherstone, at 8.45am and sent two ambulances, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a motorhome that had overturned and a car that had suffered significant damage to the side of the vehicle. The incident resulted in the road being closed.
“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was trapped as a result of the collision and had to be cut free through the roof.
“Crews worked with the fire service to get her out and then treated the woman for a serious leg injury and administered pain relief.
“She was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint, neck collar and spinal board and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.
“The driver of the motorhome, a man in his 60s, had managed to free himself from the vehicle and thankfully was uninjured in the incident.”
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