Seriously injured woman flown to hospital by air ambulance following crash on the Straight Mile near Rugby

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A WOMAN has been seriously injured after a crash in Rugby this morning (Monday).

The crash occurred on Straight Mile, Bourton at around 8.45am.

Two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a lorry that had been in a significant collision. Both vehicles had suffered substantial damage.

“The woman driving the car had suffered serious leg and arm injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. The woman was extensively trapped and received emergency treatment including pain relief whilst she was removed from the vehicle. The woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was trapped for around one hour in the car.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance had landed in a field next to road where the crash occurred and the woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment. The hospital had a team of medics on standby.

“The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but did not require hospital treatment.

“A woman driving a second car, that is believed to have managed to avoid the initial crash, but left the road into bushes, was treated at the scene for neck pain. She received treatment at the scene and was taken to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

The road remains closed this afternoon while recover work continues.