Five taken to hospital including one who was trapped for about an hour

Thursday 18th February 2016 – 10.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

Five people have been taken to hospital after a crash that saw one patient trapped for about an hour.

The crash on the A4169 at Buildwas Bank on the Ironbridge bypass in Shropshire happened at about 4.50pm on Thursday afternoon.

A rapid response vehicle came across the incident shortly after it happened. The paramedic was backed up by three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crewS arrived they found two cars that had been badly damaged.

“The first, a small silver Peugeot had front nearside damage. The black Toyota had around 8 inches of intrusion around the B pillar between the front and back doors on the driver’s side.

“The driver of the Peugeot, a woman estimated to be in her 30s was trapped for about an hour. While she received treatment from ambulance staff, firefighter removed the door and roof of the vehicle.

“She was complaining of neck and right shoulder pain. She was immobilised before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“There were four people in the Toyota; two adults and two children.

“The 31 year old woman driving had neck, chest and side pain. She was immobilised and travelled to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with a two year old girl who had been securely strapped into a car seat in the rear and was uninjured.

“A man in his 30s who was the front seat passenger was out of the vehicle and walking around but was complaining of general aches and pains. He travelled to the same hospital with a boy of about 6 years who was complaining of neck pain.
“Some excellent cooperation between fire and ambulance staff ensured all of the patients were treated as quickly as possible.”
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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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