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Woman airlifted from Whitchurch collision

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Friday 16th September 2016 – 4.15pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has been airlifted from the scene of a collision involving a car and a lorry in Whitchurch this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and a stationary lorry on the A41 Heath Road in Whitchurch, Shropshire, at around 2.30pm (Friday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had been involved in a collision with the rear of a lorry.

“A passenger from the car, a woman in her 40s, was out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived. Upon assessment by ambulance staff and the doctor, they found the woman had sustained a number of serious injuries. She was given pain relief and fluids before being carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. Once stable, the woman was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma care.

“The driver of the car, an elderly woman, together with a second passenger, a young girl, were assessed by ambulance staff on scene. Thankfully, they had escaped with just minor injuries and both were taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”

 

ENDS

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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