Woman cut free through the roof of her car


Thursday 4th August 2016 – 1.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A woman who had to be cut free through the roof of her car was one of two patients in a two car RTC this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stafford Road in Lawnhead, near to Lawnhead Farm, shortly after 7.20am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars with front end damage, one of which had come to rest in a ditch.

“The driver of that car, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was assessed by ambulance staff for a back injury.

“Due to the nature of her injuries she had to be cut free from the car, eventually being freed through the roof.

“She was immobilised and given pain relief by crews before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the second car, a man thought to be in his 50s, was treated for a chest and knee injury and taken to the same hospital.

“Thankfully neither of the patients are believed to be seriously injured.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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