THREE AIR AMBULANCES SENT TO SERIOUS CRASH Saturday 24th October 2015 – 2.45pm
No fewer than three air ambulances were sent to the scene of a two car crash which resulted in four patients being injured.
The crash between a Land Rover Defender and a small Peugeot happened at about 9.50am on Saturday morning at Lawton Crossroads, the junction of the A4110 and B4529 in Herefordshire.
The first person on scene was an off duty Welsh paramedic who started assessing the patients; the first ambulance arrived seven minutes after the call. It was backed up by a second ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer, two BASICS doctors from the MARS scheme and three aircraft: the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham and the Derbyshire, Leicstershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Land Rover had collided with the nearside (left) of the Peugeot. The car had ended up in a hedge seriously damaged on the nearside.
“The most seriously injured was a four year old boy in the back on the nearside – he had a serious head injury. He was anaesthetised at the scene before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the paediatric major trauma centre for the region.
“The front seat passenger, a lady in her 60s, had multiple injuries and was also anaesthetised at the scene before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“The driver, a 21 year old had suffered chest and abdominal injuries. After being rescued from the car, she too was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“The 6 year old girl sitting in the rear offside seat suffered a minor head injury and was taken by road ambulance to Hereford County Hospital.”
Note to Editors
Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) is a charity that provides highly trained and experienced pre-hospital practitioners: currently 11 doctors, two advanced nurse practitioners for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.