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It could have been so much worse – elderly woman in collison with HGV

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Thursday 28th July 2016 – 12.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with relatively minor injuries after a collision with an HGV that had the potential to be extremely serious, or worse.

It happened at about 10.45am on Worcester Road in Malvern outside the Francis of Malvern shop.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The initial 999 call suggested the woman was unconscious and potentially in cardiac arrest.  Thankfully, as further details were taken from the caller, the woman started to move and was clearly conscious.

“She was placed on the back of the ambulance so that she could be assessed by ambulance staff.  She had a bump to the back of her head and a small laceration but otherwise appeared unhurt.  The staff were concerned that she might have concussion so, as a precaution, she was taken by land ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“The lorry driver was unhurt but he was understandably shaken by what had happened.

“There is no doubt that this could have ended up very differently, so it is good news that no-one appears to have been badly hurt.”

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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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