Monday 14th November 2016 – 6.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman has died and a child has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a collision between a car and a van this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 in Leominster, near to Northside Service Station, just after 3.30pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in collision.
“The driver of the car, a woman, had suffered extremely serious injuries in the incident.
“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“From the same car, a young girl was treated for serious head and abdominal injuries.
“She was anaesthetised in order to stabilise her condition before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately, her injuries are thought to be extremely serious.
“A second girl, who was the front seat passenger, was treated for a leg injury and suspected chest injuries before being taken to Hereford County Hospital.
“The driver of the van, a man believed to be in his 40s, was treated for cuts and the effects of shock and also taken to Hereford County Hospital.”