A woman and a teenage girl spent their bank holiday in hospital after a collision involving a car and a van left them with serious injuries in Rugby.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Collingham Lane in Broadwell just after midday yesterday (Monday). An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene. One of the vehicles was forced off the road, with one person trapped.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A total of five people and three dogs were involved in the collision. The four occupants of the car were assessed by ambulance staff. The driver, a man in his 50s, sustained a cut to his hand which was cleaned and dressed with bandages by paramedics. He did not require hospital treatment and was discharged from care.
“One rear seat passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was out of the vehicle but had sustained a nasty facial injury which was bleeding quite heavily. She also sustained pain to her neck and back. The girl was given pain relief before ambulance staff carefully immobilised her onto a spinal board and neck collar. The girl’s injuries were dressed before she was taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“A second rear seat passenger, a woman believed to be 58, sustained a suspected fractured pelvis and a nasty fracture to her lower leg. The doctor and paramedics administered pain relief to make her more comfortable before working closely with the fire service to extricate her from the car.
“The woman was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being carried to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed in a nearby field, and airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The front seat passenger of the car, a woman in her 20s, was uninjured as was the driver of the van, a man in his 50s, and his three dogs.”
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 12.16pm to the accident. Two fire engines were sent to the incident, one from Southam and one from Rugby. Fire crews released the trapped person using cutting equipment and small gear. Fire crews were on the scene for about 60 minutes.