Monday 27th June 2016 – 8.50am – Claire Brown.
A collision in Herefordshire yesterday afternoon saw a woman sadly lose her life and her two young girls suffer serious injuries.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a two car collision on the A44 at Monkland in Leominster at 2.20pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) and two air ambulances (Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Wales Air Ambulance) were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that nothing could be done to save a woman, the driver of one car, and she was confirmed dead on scene.
“In the same car were two young girls, believed to be aged eight and five, who had both sustained serious injuries. Ambulance staff together with the doctor and helicopter medics worked to stabilise the girls’ injuries and administer advanced analgesia whilst the fire service extricated them from the wreckage.
“Once released from the vehicle, the girls were fully immobilised before both airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further specialist trauma care.
“The two occupants from the second car involved were described as ‘walking wounded’ and once assessed they did not require hospital treatment.”