Trapped car driver is airlifted to hospital

 

Friday 19th May 2017 – 3.35pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A car driver who was trapped for about 50 minutes has been airlifted to hospital following a two-car collision this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4103 in Lower Eggleton, Hereford, near to the junction with the A417 shortly after 1.20pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews discovered two patients, both from the same car, one of whom was still trapped inside the vehicle.

“The driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, had to be assisted out with help from the fire service who had to cut part of the car away in order to free him.

“Ambulance staff assessed the man and treated him for serious injuries, including to his arm, leg and pelvis.

“He was immobilised prior to being carefully moved on to the air ambulance which had landed in a field nearby. He was also given pain relief at the scene before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“A second man, also believed to be in his 20s, was assessed for a wrist injury but did not wish to be transported to hospital.”

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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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