Woman rescued from burning car

 

Friday 21st April 2017 – 10.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A woman has been treated for serious injuries after her car caught fire following a collision with a bridge last night (Thursday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of the A5 and Horsebrook Hall Lane between Gailey and Weston-Under-Lizard in South Staffordshire, shortly after 8pm. An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that was well ablaze and a woman believed to be in her 30s who was out of the vehicle.

“She was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness and treated for a fractured leg. She had also suffered burns to her legs, which ambulance staff treated her for at the scene.

“The woman was given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to praise the actions of a lorry driver and another motorist who stopped at the scene to pull the woman from the burning car. It is highly likely that without their actions, the woman would have suffered extremely serious injuries.”

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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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