Tuesday 1st November 2016 – 10.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman who had to be cut free through the roof of her car was one of four patients needing hospital treatment following a two-vehicle RTC last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hampton Bishop in Hereford near to the junction of the Bunch of Carrots Inn and the B4224 at 7pm. Four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance Crew from Strensham in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found two cars that had both suffered significant front end damage.
“One of the cars still had a woman, believed to be in her 40s, trapped inside.
“She was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for serious injuries and cuts to her face as well as head injuries.
“Crews worked closely with the fire service to safely free her through the roof before she was given pain relief and taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
“The MERIT doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route to the hospital.
“The driver, a man in his 40s, had managed to free himself.
“He was treated for chest pain and given pain relief before being transported to Hereford County Hospital.
“The driver of the second car, a man thought to be in his 40s, had been assisted out by bystanders prior to the arrival of ambulance staff.
“He had suffered a fractured arm as well as suspected leg and rib fractures. He was also treated for chest and back pain and was taken to Hereford Hospital.
“The passenger in that car, a man believed to be in his 30s, was assisted out of the vehicle and treated for head, chest, wrist and back injuries. He was given pain relief before being taken to the same hospital.”