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Two airlifted from Tamworth collision

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Two airlifted from Tamworth Collision

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – 3.30pm – Claire Brown.

Two air ambulances were sent to the scene of a RTC this morning which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.

The incident happened on Bonehill Road in Tamworth at around 11.15am (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The two car RTC had left the driver and passenger in one car trapped. The driver, a man in his 60s, had sustained multiple serious injuries. Ambulance staff and the doctor administered advanced pain relief and provided trauma care to the man whilst the fire service carefully worked to release him from the wreckage.

“Once out of the vehicle, the man was fully immobilised before being carried to the awaiting air ambulance, which had landed in a nearby field, which flew him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“The woman passenger, also in her 60s, had numerous fractures and also required advanced pain relief from ambulance staff whilst they tended to her injuries. Once the fire service had extricated her from the car, she too was fully immobilised and airlifted to the same hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man, had managed to get out of the vehicle and was walking wounded with less serious injuries. He was taken to Good Hope Hospital by land ambulance as a precaution due to the damage caused in the collision.”

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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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