Woman trapped for an hour in Oswestry RTC

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Saturday 2nd April 2016 – 8.30pm – Claire Brown.

A woman who had been involved in a two vehicle collision was trapped in the wreckage for an hour whilst emergency services worked to cut her free.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B5069 Gobowen Road, Oswestry just before 5.00pm (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance with and MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The two car collision had left one woman, in her 50s, trapped by her legs in the car. The fire service worked to cut her out of the car whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and fluids as she had sustained pain to her chest and abdomen.

“After an hour, the woman was freed from the wreckage and ambulance staff immobilised her with a neck collar and spinal board. She was then taken by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for specialist trauma care.

“The driver of the second vehicle did not require hospital treatment.”

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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