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A woman has been airlifted to a major trauma cenre after a serious crash

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Tuesday 17th May 2016 – 2.05pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a crash that saw her trapped in the wreckage of the car she was driving for about 45 minutes.

The incident happened on the A46 Stags Hill in Warwickshire at about just after 9.00am this morning (Tuesday).

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and the doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who responded in a response vehicle were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a Nissan and a BMW that had had a substantial impact; both had front offside damage.

“The woman in the Nissan was trapped for about 45 minutes while firefighters and ambulance staff worked to free her while she was being treated.

“The woman, who was in her 30s, had a reduced level of consciousness but was complaining of leg, pelvic and chest pain.  She was immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place before she was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

“The man in his 50s who had been driving the BMW had managed to get out of the car himself.  He was treated for minor knee and rib pain and had a bloodied nose.  He was discharged at scene.”

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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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