Woman dies and girl seriously injured in car transporter collision

 

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Friday 20th May 2016 – 1.00pm – Claire Brown.

One woman has died and a young girl has received advanced trauma care by ambulance staff following a road traffic collision in Stratford-upon-Avon this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to reports of a collision involving a car transporter lorry and pedestrians in Western Road in Stratford at 8.44am (Friday). An ambulance, a community paramedic, two paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and a BASICS doctor and paramedic from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base attended by response car.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, nothing could be done to save a woman who had been involved in a collision with the vehicle and she was confirmed dead on scene.

“A young girl had also been involved in the collision and upon further assessment by ambulance staff and medics they found she had sustained multiple serious injuries. The little girl was given trauma care in the ambulance to help stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a doctor on board.  A second girl was assessed by paramedics but was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment. The lorry driver, a man, was checked over but was also uninjured.

“Ambulance staff would like to praise the bystanders and, in particular, the staff from a nearby car dealership for their help and assistance at the scene.”

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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