Woman trapped in car after crash

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A woman was seriously injured and trapped in her car for 40 minutes after a crash in Dunchurch on Friday.

The incident occurred on Cawston Lane at around 5.25pm. Two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, an incident support officer, and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found two cars that had been a significant collision. Both cars had suffered extensive damage. One car had left the road and come to rest in a hedge.

“Considering the damage to both vehicles, the occupants were fortunate not to have suffered even more serious injuries.”

A woman, the front-seat passenger in the car that had left the road, suffered series chest injuries in the crash. She received emergency treatment at the scene and her condition was stabilised. The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was trapped in the car for around 40 minutes and was extricated by the fire service.

She was then airlifted to University Hospital, Coventry for further emergency treatment. The hospital had been pre alerted to the patient’s arrival and her serious injuries.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 30s, suffered neck and back pain in the crash and was treated at the scene. He was transferred to the same hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

The driver of the second car, a woman in her mid 20s, suffered neck and back pain and was also treated at the scene. The woman was taken to University Hospital, Coventry.