Woman seriously hurt as car hits tree in Rugby

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A woman has been seriously injured after the car she was driving crashed into a tree in Warwickshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Coventry Road in Rugby at around 8.15am this morning (Monday). An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with an emergency doctor on board attended the scene.

The driver and only person in the car, a woman in her 20s, suffered serious chest and pelvic injuries and a fractured arm in the crash.

The doctor gave the woman strong pain relief before crews got her out of the car with help from the fire service. The woman was fitted with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry. The doctor travelled in the back of the ambulance to continue treatment.

An ambulance service spokeswoman described the woman’s condition as “serious”.