One dead and two seriously hurt after crash

Monday 14th May 2018 – 3.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has died and two men have suffered serious injuries after a three car collision.

It happened at about 7.40pm on Sunday evening on the A49 Ludlow Road, between Leominster and Stockton.

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

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found three cars a BMW, a Skoda and a Peugeot that had been involved in a collision.

“Tragically, a woman in the Skoda was confirmed deceased at the scene of the crash.

“There were two men in the BMW, both who were severely trapped.  Ambulance staff and the doctors worked with firefighters to free the men, who were both believed to be in their 20s.

“It took over an hour to free the first man.  He had suffered multiple fractures.  He was immobilised had splints fitted and was then taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with one of the doctors travelling with the ambulance crew.

“The second man was trapped for around 50 minutes.  He had suffered multiple injuries. After being immobilised and given pain relief, he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The driver and passenger in Peugeot were uninjured.”

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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