Car driver trapped for 90 minutes before being airlifted

Tuesday 28th June 2016 – 11.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped in her car for about 90 minutes following a four-car road traffic collision in Worcestershire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A442 in Hampton Lovett, shortly after 8.30am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four cars that had been in collision, two of which had suffered substantial damage.

“The driver of one of those cars, a woman in her 50s, was trapped as a result of the damage.

“After ambulance crews assessed her, they worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut her free, a process which involved cutting the roof from her car.

“She was treated for a suspected fractured right leg, immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Worcester Royal Hospital.

“The driver of a second badly damaged car, a man thought to be in his 60s, was assisted out of his vehicle and treated for minor injuries and the effects of shock.

“Another male driver, believed to be in his 20s, managed to free himself from his car and was treated by ambulance staff for a back injury and given pain relief.

“Both men were then taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the fourth vehicle was uninjured in the collision.”


Notes to Editors:

Picture courtesy of Dan Quinn/Hereford and Worcester Fire Service @hwfireDQuinn

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