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Woman seriously hurt in Bewdley crash
A WOMAN had to be given a sedative before being taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car crash this morning.
Emergency services were called to a collision between two cars in Heightington Road, between Heightington and Bliss Gate, Bewdley, shortly before 10am.
Two responder paramedics, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS medic and an ambulance crew attended, together with a paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor from the Cosford air base who travelled by road, due to bad weather grounding air ambulances.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a collision. One car had sustained significant damage and its driver, a woman in her 60s, was still in the vehicle.
“Crews immediately assessed the woman and found she had sustained multiple injuries and her condition was deteriorating.
“Due to this, crews and the BASICS doctor rapidly extricated her from the vehicle whilst she continued to receive emergency treatment.
“The woman was given pain relief, oxygen and was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splints.
“The MERIT doctor administered a light sedative to help stabilise her condition further before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the MERIT doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The driver of the second vehicle did not require hospital treatment.”