Two motorists injured in rush hour collision

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Tuesday 16th February 2016 – 11.15am – Claire Brown.

A road traffic collision in Worcester during this morning’s rush hour left two motorists in need of trauma care from the ambulance service.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A443 Hallow Road at 6.45am this morning (Tuesday). An off duty paramedic came across the collision involving two vehicles and stopped to help. Two ambulances, a responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer were also sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Two vehicles had been involved in a collision which had left one driver mechanically trapped inside the wreckage. The man, believed to be 18, was conscious and breathing but had sustained multiple injuries which needed trauma care. Whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and treatment, the fire service worked to release the man from the wreckage. After around 25 minutes, ambulance and fire colleagues were able to lift him out of the car. The man was fully immobilised before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The second driver, a man in his 60s, had managed to get out of his vehicle unaided but, upon assessment, was found to have suffered a number of injuries. Ambulance staff treated the man at the roadside and immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board before he was taken to the same hospital for further checks.”

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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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