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Man cut free through roof as three injured in RTC

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Friday 8th July 2016 – 10.35am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has been cut free through the roof of his car and is one of three patients requiring treatment from ambulance crews following a two-vehicle collision this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B439, near to where the Evesham Road and Stratford Road combine, in Bidford-on-Avon, at 6.35am. Two ambulances and a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had both suffered significant damage in the collision.

“The driver of one of the cars, a man believed to be in his 20s, was trapped as a result of the damage suffered by his vehicle.

“After ambulance staff had assessed him, they worked closely with the fire service to free him. Once the roof and door had been cut away from the car, a specialist extrication device was used to safely get him out.

“He was treated for a fractured arm and a back injury as well as cuts to his face.

“Pain relief was administered at the scene and the man was immobilised before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital.

“There were two women travelling in the second car.

“The driver, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was treated for abdominal and back pain whilst the second woman was treated for minor injuries.

“They were also transported to Worcester Royal Hospital, both travelling on the same ambulance.”

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Notes to Editors:

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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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