Woman seriously injured as car and van collide

Monday 16th January 2017 – 4.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman has been treated for a serious abdominal injury and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights and sirens following a collision between a car and a van this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A46 in Drayton, near to Wildmoor Spa, at 12.30pm and sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car and van that had both suffered front end damage in the collision.

“The most seriously injured patient was the passenger in the van, a woman believed to be in her 40s.

“She was treated at the scene for a serious abdominal injury and shoulder pain. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to hospital on alert.

“The driver of the van, a man also thought to be in his 40s, was treated for arm, neck and shoulder pain and taken to the same hospital.

“The car driver, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured in the incident. She was treated for the effects of shock and discharged at the scene.”

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Written by 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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