Woman trapped for one hour after car and lorry collide

Tuesday 12th September 2017 – 9am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A woman, who was trapped in a car for an hour, has been taken to one of the region’s major trauma centres after a collision between a car and a lorry last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cannock Road in Featherstone at 8.35pm and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a woman, believed to be in her 20s, who was trapped in the passenger seat.

“Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to free the patient, a process which took about an hour.

“She was assessed and treated for arm and chest injuries and taken on blue lights and sirens to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“A man, who managed to get himself out of the car, was uninjured in the incident.”

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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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