Sunday 31st January 2016 – 6.20pm – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff together with two teams of advanced medics helped an injured woman following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire this morning.
The Trust’s control room received a 999 call to reports of a two car RTC at Wall Island in Lichfield at around 11.15am this morning (Sunday). Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team attended with advanced paramedics on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found one car off the road and in a bush and a second car with a woman trapped inside. Upon assessment, ambulance staff and medics were concerned that the woman driver had a reduced level of consciousness following the collision. The woman, who also sustained shoulder and chest injuries, was given oxygen and fluids by ambulance staff whilst the fire service worked around them to carefully cut away the cars roof. Once the roof was removed, the woman was lifted out of the car safely on a spinal board to keep her immobile.
“Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the helicopter was unable to airlift the woman so she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Medics from the CARE team travelled with the woman to hospital to monitor her condition en route.
“The driver of the second car, a man in his 20s, suffered minor injuries and was discharged on scene.”
Notes to editors: Photo – please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service.