Woman trapped by legs in Warwick car crash - The Leamington Observer

Woman trapped by legs in Warwick car crash

Leamington Editorial 27th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A WOMAN has been cut from her car after a crash just off the M40 in Warwick.

A man and woman were both injured in the two-car smash on the A453 near to the exit slip of Junction 14 today (Friday) at around 2pm.

The road had to be closed as fire crews freed the woman, who was in her 50s, from her vehicle.

She was trapped by her legs and fully concious and was taken to University Hospital immediately after being cut from the car.

The other driver was a man in his 30s who escaped with minor injuries.

A non-emergency patient transport ambulance had discovered the crash, and paramedics were immediately called.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found the patient transport crew rendering excellent first aid to the two patients.

“One driver, a woman in her 50s, was trapped by her legs in the wreckage and despite suffering potentially serious leg injuries she was fully conscious.

“Ambulance staff and the doctor worked as a team to administer pain relief to help relieve her discomfort whilst the fire service worked around them to release the woman from the wreckage. “Once cut free, the woman was immobilised with a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where a team of trauma staff were waiting for her in A&E.

“The second driver, a man in his 30s, had managed to get out from his car.

“He had sustained a minor head injury and was taken to Warwick Hospital by land as a precaution.”


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