28th Oct, 2016

Woman airlifted to major trauma centre following A46 crash

Joshua Godfrey 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A 48-YEAR-OLD woman was airlifted to a major trauma centre following a crash involving three cars on the A46 yesterday evening (Thursday).

Emergency services were called to the scene, between the Broadway Road roundabout and Vale Business Park roundabout, at about 6.20pm.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

The crash involved a silver Mazda, grey BMW and a silver Vauxhall- with the Vauxhall ending up in a ditch alongside the carriageway.

A 48-year-old woman was trapped in her car and was freed by firefighters but was found to have suffered from chest and pelvic injuries. She was then airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The driver of the other car, a man in his 20s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was then taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further treatment.

Officers from West Mercia Police closed the road for several hours to carry out investigations and so the debris and fluids on the road could be cleaned up.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The emergency services arrived to find one car which had ended up in a field following a serious collision.

“One driver, a 48-year-old woman, was trapped in the wreckage and, upon assessment by ambulance staff, they suspected she had suffered chest and pelvic injuries.

“Once pain relief had been administered to the woman, ambulance staff worked with the fire service to extricate and immobilise her. Once stable, the woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

“From the other car, a man in his 20s required treatment by ambulance staff for minor injuries before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

“A woman in her 40s was also assessed but was discharged on scene.”

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: “West Mercia Police was called to reports of a collision on the A46 bypass near Aldington, just before 6.30pm on Thursday (8 September).

“A silver Mazda, grey BMW and silver Vauxhall were involved in the collision, with the silver Vauxhall coming to rest in a ditch.

“The air ambulance attended after reports of a woman being trapped in one of the cars and the road was closed for several hours to allow for the clean up of debris and fluid on the road.”