Elderly driver airlifted after car rolls into ditch

Friday 23rd June 2017 – 9.10am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being left trapped in his car for about 30 minutes following a two-vehicle RTC yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Leys Road and Evesham Road in Harvington, Evesham, shortly after 5.35pm and sent two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car lying on the driver’s side and in a ditch.

“There were two patients from that car. The driver, a man in his 80s, was trapped as a result of the damage suffered to the car and ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to free him through the passenger door.

“He was assessed throughout the extrication and treated for injuries to his head, face, arm and back. The man, who was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness, was immobilised, given pain relief and carefully moved on to the air ambulance before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The passenger in the car, a woman in her 80s, had been assisted out prior to the arrival of ambulance crews and was lying on the ground.

“She was fully conscious and treated for a minor abdominal injury before being transported to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

“Nobody else was injured in the incident.”

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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