Paramedics feared for the arm of an elderly lady trapped under a car

Thursday 5th May 2016 – 3.20pm – Murray MacGregor.

Paramedics feared for an elderly woman’s arm after it got trapped under a car.

The incident in Kidderminster resulted in firefighters from Hereford and Worcester Fire Service having to lift the vehicle with airbags to get her out.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Anchorfields at just after 11.00am on Thursday morning.

An ambulance was initially sent but the crew requested back up from a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, which landed at the Kidderminster Harriers ground.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman had been trying to get a walking aid out from her car when the vehicle moved and she fell to the ground face down with her arm trapped under the wheel.

“When ambulance staff arrived they had serious concerns about the level of damage to her arm.

“Thankfully, once she was freed, the condition of her arm improved rapidly and after a full assessment at the scene, she was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution with bruising.

“The excellent cooperation between fire and ambulance services ensured the potential for a very serious injury was minimised and resulted in something much less serious.”
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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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