Two airlifted after being trapped in car for an hour


Monday 10th October 2016 – 9am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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Two people, who were trapped in their car for an hour following a collision with another car, had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday morning (Sunday) as three people in total were injured

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A5 in Queens Head, Oswestry – near to Oswestry Golf Club – just before 7.25am and sent three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene together with the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene ambulance crews discovered two cars that had been involved in collision, one of which still had two patients trapped inside.

“The two patients, a man and woman both believed to be in their 70s, had to be cut free with assistance from the fire service.

“The man was treated for injuries to his chest, abdomen and pelvis as well as minor cuts to his head.

“The woman was also treated for pelvic, chest and abdominal injuries. They were both immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man thought to be in his 40s, was treated for a pelvic injury and a cut to his face. He was immobilised and given pain relief and transported to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.”


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