A woman’s been airlifted after a crash

Monday 14th May 2018 – 5.45pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has been airlifted to a major trauma centre while three other patients have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash.

The incident happened at about 4.00pm on Sunday near Jones Coaches, on the A465 at Ocle Pychard in Herefordshire.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer, two BASICS Emergency doctors from the MARS scheme and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found two cars that both had extensive front end damage.  One car, a BMW was against a hedge.

“There were two people in each car.  The most seriously injured patient was the woman driving the BMW.  The woman in her 30s had possible internal injuries.  She was given pain relief, was immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A baby boy from the car was uninjured but was taken to Hereford County Hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

“In the other car was a woman in her 40s with shoulder, hip and wrist pain and a teenage girl with hip pain.  Both were assessed at the scene before also being taken to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment.”

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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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