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A mother and two children have been airlifted from the scene of a serious RTC

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Monday 12th September 2016 – 8.45am – Murray MacGregor.

A mother and two children have each been airlifted to hospital after a two vehicle crash.

It happened just after 1.00pm on Sunday afternoon at the junction of Watery Lane and Holly Lane at Loxley Green near Uttoxeter.

In total, three air ambulances, three land ambulances, two BASICS Emergency Doctors and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found a car that had suffered very significant intrusion to the driver’s side, and a second car with front end damage.

“There were three people in the first car – a mother and two young children; a boy and a girl.

“Members of the public had pulled both of the children from the car.  The girl had significant injuries.  After being assessed at the scene she was anaesthetised at before being airlifted to the region’s Paediatric Major Trauma Centre at Birmingham Children’s Hospital by the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

“Her brother had potential pelvic and abdominal injuries and was airlifted by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the same hospital.

“The children’s mother was trapped for a period.  Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate her from the wreckage.  She had multiple injuries and was also anaesthetised at the scene before being airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

“The elderly man driving the other car had no obvious injuries but due to the level of damage, he was taken by land ambulance to County Hospital, Stafford as a precaution for further assessment.

“Due to two casualties being flown to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Midlands Air Ambulance completed a ‘hot unload’ where the pilot keeps the rotors turning and lifts off as soon as the patient has been taken out of the aircraft.  This allowed the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire aircraft to land and shut down at the landing site with the more serious patient.

“This was an extremely complex and difficult incident which required excellent teamwork from all three emergency services at the scene. Thanks also to the members of the public for their assistance.”

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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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