Five hurt after three car crash; but it could have been so much worse

Thursday 9th March 2017 – 7.45am – Murray MacGregor.

Five people have been hurt after a three car crash.

It happened at the junction of the A442 and Curslow Lane to the south of Kidderminster at around 2.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.

A rapid response vehicle came across the incident shortly after it had happened.  A further four ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Two of the cars had suffered significant damage, while the third was relatively undamaged.

“Three people were initially trapped in the wreckage of the badly damaged cars; two in one car and one in the other.

“Ambulance staff treated the patients while firefighters set about cutting them free.

“The most seriously injured person was a man in his 30s who was airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with a head injury, wrist fracture, a leg injury and a possible fracture to his pelvis.  He was immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place.

“The other four patients injured were all men; they were less serious and all went to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

“They were a 35 year old with lower back pain and left wrist pain; a 21 year old man with seat belt pain; a 24 year old with hip pain and a man in his 20s with facial and leg injuries.”

Ends

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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