Woman to major trauma centre

a449-prestwood-23-2-17-1Thursday 23rd February 2017 – 4.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after the 4×4 she was in rolled down an embankment into trees after a crash with another 4×4.

It happened on the A449 at Prestwood just before 1.30pm this afternoon, Thursday.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the critical care paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, who are responding on a car today, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found one 4×4 with significant front end damage, but a second one down an embankment in trees after it had rolled over.

“The 67 year old woman driving the second vehicle had a fractured ankle and chest injuries.  Her condition was stabilised before she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“There were two people in the other 4×4.  The driver, a 50 year old man was complaining of back pain and had multiple abrasions.  The 49 year old woman had seatbelt injuries.  Both were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”

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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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