Driver airlifted from Gloucester RTC

HMED 53 - WNAA in air

Friday 14th October 2016 – 10.45am – Claire Brown.

West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to a three vehicle RTC over the border in Gloucester this morning which saw one man airlifted to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a three vehicle RTC at the junction of the A424 and A44 in Bourton-on-the-Hill at 6.30am this morning (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene. Colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service were also responded to the case.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A WMAS off duty paramedic came across the collision and stopped to render aid with fellow bystanders. The driver of one vehicle involved, a 20-year-old-man, was in a serious condition and had sustained multiple injuries.

“Ambulance staff and the doctor administered advanced trauma care to stabilise his condition whilst the fire service worked around the team to extricate him from the wreckage. The man was cut free from the vehicle after around 40 minutes and fully immobilised before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The other occupants of the vehicle involved were assessed but didn’t require hospital treatment.”



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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