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WOMAN TAKEN TO MAJOR TRAUMA CENTRE Thursday 23rd February 2017 – 1.30pm

Friday 24th February 2017

Location: A449 Prestwood

Date and time: Feb 23, 1:30 PM, 2017

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after the 4x4 she was in rolled down an embankment into trees after a crash with another 4x4.

It happened on the A449 at Prestwood just before 1.30pm this afternoon, Thursday.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the critical care paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire, who are responding on a car today, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found one 4x4 with significant front end damage, but a second one down an embankment in trees after it had rolled over.

“The 67-year-old woman driving the second vehicle had a fractured ankle and chest injuries.  Her condition was stabilised before she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“There were two people in the other 4x4.  The driver, a 50-year-old man was complaining of back pain and had multiple abrasions.  The 49-year-old woman had seatbelt injuries.  Both were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”


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