Friday 27th May 2016 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.
A woman and a man have received treatment by the ambulance service following a two car collision just off the M40 in Warwick.
One of the Trust’s non-emergency patient transport service (PTS) ambulance crews came across the collision, which happened on the A453 near to the exit slip road of Junction 14 of the M40, at 1.45pm (Friday). The PTS crew closed the road to traffic by positioning their ambulance across the carriageway and called the Trust’s emergency operations centre to request assistance. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a BASICS doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found the PTS crew rendering excellent first aid to the two patients. One driver, a woman in her 50s, was trapped by her legs in the wreckage and despite suffering potentially serious leg injuries she was fully conscious.
“Ambulance staff and the doctor worked as a team to administer pain relief to help relieve her discomfort whilst the fire service worked around them to release the woman from the wreckage. Once cut free, the woman was immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where a team of trauma staff were waiting for her in A&E.
“The second driver, a man in his 30s, had managed to self-extricate from his car. He had sustained a minor head injury and was taken to Warwick Hospital by land as a precaution.”