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Women taken to major trauma centre after car crash

The crash happened at about 5.35am Tuesday 7 July. Credit: West Mercia Police

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after crashing her car into a lorry on the A46 this morning (July 7) near Evesham.

The middle aged woman in the car was trapped by her feet due to the intrusion into the car. It took about three quarters of an hour for ambulance staff, working with firefighters, to extricate her safely. Firefighters removed the roof to aid the process. “The woman had suffered a fractured right leg and had potentially serious injuries to her chest, abdomen and pelvis. She was immobilised and had splints fitted to her leg and pelvis.

“After being given pain relief and treatment at the scene, she was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The lorry driver was uninjured and he was discharged on scene after a check over by ambulance staff.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Man involved in fatal crash has been named

John Kamelski, 65, who died in the accident. Credit: West Midlands Police

A man who died in a road traffic collision on the M6 last week has been named as John Kamelski.

The 65-year-old from Penkridge suffered serious injuries when his car collided with a HGV on Thursday 3 July.

Although our remarkable father sadly could not be saved, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those at the scene.

"There are no words to describe just how comforted and humbled we were to learn of the compassion of those commuters who rushed to his aid.

"In a world where people can be quick to take a photo or video instead of helping a fellow human being, we can take solace in the fact he was surrounded by truly selfless individuals.

"To all attending emergency services - your efforts to save such a wonderful man will never be forgotten. You gave his family a chance to say goodbye. A debt that can never be repaid."

– John's family

Witnesses are asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 75 of 2015.

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