WOMAN CUT FREE AFTER CRASH Wednesday 1st November 2017 – 1.30pm
A woman suffered serious leg injuries after a crash that left her trapped for almost an hour.
The crash happened by the Aldi supermarket in Dudley Road, Kingswinford at just after 1.30pm on Wednesday lunchtime.
An ambulance was on scene in seven minutes and was backed up by a second ambulance, a paramedic officer and a senior paramedic officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance crews found a 59-year-old woman trapped in a Citroen with serious leg injuries.
“Due to her condition, a doctor was requested and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was dispatched carrying the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.
“Ambulance staff continued treating the woman while firefighters cut the side of the car away, so that she could be extricated.
“After a fuller assessment on the ambulance by the doctor, the woman was taken to Russells Hall Hospital as it is a vascular centre.
“The 48-year-old woman in the Honda had managed to get out of her car. She was complaining of muscular and soft tissue injuries. After assessment, she was taken to the same hospital.”