She climbed into crashed car to support patient

Wednesday 5th April 2017 – 3.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance bosses are praising a member of the public who climbed into an overturned car and supported an elderly woman who was hanging by a seatbelt.

The incident happened on the southbound M5 between junction 6 and 7 at about 10.15am this morning (Wednesday).

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “People at the scene described the car hitting the central reservation and leaving the road to the nearside, going down an embankment and rolling onto the passenger side into a hedge.

“When the first ambulance arrived, the crew found the driver, a 72-year-old woman, trapped and hanging by her seatbelt in the overturned car.  However, her weight was being supported by a woman who had climbed into the crashed car.

“Ambulance staff took over, and with the help of the fire service brought the woman out safely on a scoop stretcher.

“She had suffered facial injuries.  After treatment at the scene, she was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“We would like to pay tribute to the woman who was prepared to stop and assist a fellow driver in her hour of need.”

Note to Editors

Unfortunately, we do not have details of the good Samaritan.

Ends

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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