A woman who had to be cut free from her vehicle following a two car RTC has been airlifted to a major trauma centre yesterday afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of the A4103 and Clapham Lane in Rushwick, Worcestershire, shortly before 1.35pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham to the scene.
On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, both with one patient inside.
A group of A&E consultants from Leicester Royal Infirmary were already on scene prior to the arrival of crews and assisted throughout with the treatment of patients.
A woman believed to be in her 50s had to be cut free through the roof of her car with the help of the fire service, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. From the second car, a 19-year-old man was treated for a leg injury and suspected pelvic injury and was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.
West Midlands Ambulance Service says it had busy but 'manageable' nights over the weekend.
More than 2,400 calls were received by the service over Friday and Saturday night as people celebrated before Christmas.
Different areas in the region saw different rises on Saturday compared to the Saturday before, but all said they received between 10% and 30% more calls this time.
The service says 'good planning' meant that patients received high levels of care.
As you would expect we saw a wide range of alcohol related incidents, ranging from people who had fallen over as they couldn't stand up they were so drunk, to assaults, unconscious patients, and also drug related incidents from people who had taken so called 'legal highs'.
Despite often difficult circumstances, staff remained professional and provided high levels of care. Please accept my thanks for the tremendous job that you have all done.
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A man has suffered a suspected head injury after the car he was in overturned in Worcestershire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Buckle Street, Honeybourne, shortly after 10pm on Thursday 10th December.
An ambulance crew and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.
The man had a bruise to his head and a number of other bruises.
His car was badly damaged.
As a precaution, he was immobilised at the scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Two drivers were lucky to avoid serious injuries, despite both vehicles being badly damaged.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Orbital Way in Cannock shortly after 11.05am this morning.
Two paramedic area support officers attended the scene as well as two ambulance crews.
A woman in her sixties who was driving a silver Mercedes had a head wound which was bandaged and she was taken to New Cross Hospital. A man believed to be in his seventies who was driving the blue Skoda pictured, was assessed at the scene.
He was shaken but unhurt and didn’t wish to go to hospital.
A woman had to be rescued from a hillside after falling and suffering a leg injury.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Malvern Hills just after 2.15pm yesterday and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.
The woman, thought to be in her 50s, had fallen whilst walking on the Malvern Hills, approximately half-a-mile from the British Camp car park.
She was assessed and treated for a lower leg injury, had her leg immobilised and was given pain relief by ambulance staff.
The difficulty was getting her back down to the ambulance. Crews worked closely with the fire service who provided their specialist off-road vehicle in order to complete the rescue.
The woman was carefully moved on to the vehicle before being taken down the side of the hill and to the awaiting ambulance.
The woman was taken to the Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.
Two men have been lucky to avoid serious injuries when their car left the road and ended up in a ditch last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Somers Road in Meriden, Coventry, shortly after 8.05pm and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
Crews arrived to find a car in a ditch with two male patients inside.
There was heavy rain and a lot of water on the ground when ambulance staff arrived.
The two men managed to free themselves from the vehicle and following assessment from crews, thankfully, it was determined that they had not suffered any serious injuries.
Not only is it extremely fortunate that both men escaped with minor injuries, but also that they were both able to free themselves from the vehicle.
They were both taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham as a precaution.
A pedestrian who was involved in an accident with a van, was dragged from underneath it by bystanders yesterday.
The man, thought to be in his 70s, suffered a serious leg injury in the incident.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Oaklands Road and Lea Road in Wolverhampton just before 4.40pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford to the scene.
On arrival, crews discovered a man who had been dragged from underneath the van following a collision between the two.
He was treated for a serious leg injury but thankfully appeared to have escaped any other injuries and remained breathing and conscious throughout.
He had suffered significant cuts to his legs and once these were treated and dressed, he was immobilised and transported to New Cross Hospital.
A man was rescued from a canal by passers by in Warwickshire last night after they heard him shouting for help.
The incident occurred just after 9pm at a canal off Southam Road, near to The Two Boats Inn in Long Itchington.
The man had passed out by the time emergency services arrived. He was given emergency treatment at the scene from medics for a head injury and also suffering hypothermia.
The man, believed to be in his 60’s, was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.
“The man’s condition was still very serious but his chance of survival were dramatically increased thanks to the actions of the good Samaritans before medics arrived."
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