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Weston crash: woman airlifted to hospital and man trapped for two hours

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 09, 2014

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TWO people had to be cut free from the wreckage of their cars and one was airlifted to hospital after a crash near Weston on Friday evening.

A man and a woman both needed emergency treatment after the two-car crash.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Weston Bank in Weston at 6pm.

Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A passing St John Ambulance crew came across the collision, involving two cars, and stopped to administer aid to both drivers until ambulance staff arrived.

“Both cars sustained significant damage to the drivers’ side and both drivers were trapped in the wreckage.”

The driver of one car, a 34-year-old woman, suffered a serious head injury as well as a nasty injury to her arm, the spokewoman said.

Ambulance staff gave her pain relief before working with the fire service to carefully extricate her from the car. The woman was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board. “Due to the nature of the woman’s injuries and her condition, she was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment,” the spokeswoman added.

“The driver of the second car, a 53-year-old man, was trapped by his legs. The ambulance staff assessed the man and found he had suffered a leg injury and a suspected fracture to his foot.

“While ambulance staff worked to administer pain relief to the man to stabilise his condition, the fire service worked around the medical team to begin the process of cutting the man out of the car.” It took two hours to free the man from the wreckage and he was taken by land ambulance to the UHNS.

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