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One man dies in Kidderminster RTC

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Monday 21st March 2016 – 3.30pm – Claire Brown.

One man has died and two women required trauma care by ambulance staff following a two car road traffic collision this afternoon in Kidderminster.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Worcester Road near to Hartlebury shortly after 1.00pm (Monday). A community paramedic, two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulances from both Cosford and Strensham airbases attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Two cars had been involved in a collision. Sadly, it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that nothing could be done to save the driver of one car, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“The passenger of the same car, a woman, had managed to get herself out of the vehicle but upon assessment was found with a number of injuries which required treatment. Due to the nature of the collision, the woman was fully immobilised and taken by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment.

“The driver of the second car, a woman believed to be in her 50s, sustained multiple serious injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. Ambulance staff, the doctor and fire fighters worked quickly to rapidly extricate her from the wreckage. Once released, the woman received vital trauma care at the roadside before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre. The woman is said to be in a serious condition.

“The road remains closed by police and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

ENDS

Author: 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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