Woman left trapped after car and van overturn

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – 4.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A woman was trapped in her car for about an hour following a collision with a van this morning that saw both vehicles overturn.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 9.04am to the A5 near Lichfield, between Muckley Corner and Wall Island on the eastbound carriageway, and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire with two critical care paramedics on board, to the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found both of the vehicles involved in the collision on their side.

“The driver of the car, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was trapped inside. Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to free her through the boot of the vehicle, immobilising her with the use of a scoop stretcher.

“She was assessed and treated for neck, arm and leg injuries before being transported to Good Hope Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the van, a man thought to be in his 40s, had managed to free himself and was out of his vehicle when crews arrived. He was assessed for a minor wrist injury and discharged on scene.

“Given the final position of the vehicles involved and the damage caused, both patients are fortunate to have not suffered more serious injuries in the incident.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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