Car and lorry collide in Worcester

Thursday 25th January 2018 – 10.20am – Claire Brown.

A collision involving a lorry and a car last night left a woman trapped for almost an hour in the wreckage in Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the police at around 8.30pm last night to reports of an RTC on Pershore Lane, Hindlip, Worcestershire (Wednesday). A paramedic and BASICS doctor responded to the incident in a car from the Strensham Air Ambulance base along with an ambulance, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When emergency services arrived they found a car which had sustained significant damage following a collision with a lorry. The driver of the car, a woman, was trapped in the wreckage but was fully conscious. Whilst ambulance staff and the doctors worked to assess the woman, the fire service worked carefully around them to release her from the car. Medics administered advanced pain relief to the woman, as she had sustained pain in her arms and abdomen, to help stabilise her condition during the extrication process.

“After around 40 minutes, the woman was cut free by the fire service. She was carefully lifted out of the wreckage and immobilised onto a scoop stretcher before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“No one else was injured in the collision.”

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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