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Woman airlifted from Worcester RTC

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Friday 27th May 2016 – 2.45pm – Claire Brown.

A three car collision left one woman trapped in her car for almost an hour as emergency services worked to release her this afternoon in Worcestershire.

An ambulance crew came across the collision which happened on the A4440 in Powick at 12.45pm (Friday). The ambulance crew immediately called the Trust’s emergency operations centre to request back up. A second ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and police and fire colleagues were sent.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of one car, a woman in her 30s, was trapped in the vehicle due to the damage caused in the collision. She was conscious and breathing and whilst the fire service worked to cut her free from the wreckage, the ambulance staff worked together to assess her and found she had sustained a suspected fractured leg.

“The woman was given pain relief and fluids before being immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint and flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A second driver, a man in his 60s, was assessed on scene and was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital as a precaution.”

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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