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Trapped in wreckage for more than 90 minutes

Malvern Editorial 27th Dec, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A WOMAN was trapped for more than 90 minutes while emergency services worked to release her from the wreckage of a car.

The 25-year-old was involved in a two car crash on the A38 at Severn Stoke just before 10.20pm on Monday (December 23).

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which sent two ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and an emergency doctor to the scene, said both cars had suffered ‘very significant front end damage’.

He added: “The driver of the first car, a 25-year-old woman, was trapped by her legs in the wreckage. Ambulance staff worked with firefighters for over 90 minutes to free her.

“The appalling weather conditions made the task even more difficult as the roof and dashboard were removed.”

After being immobilised, she was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham suffering from multiple injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, a woman in her early 20s, had been knocked unconscious for a short time but appeared to be relatively uninjured. She was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital as a precaution.

The spokesman added: “Given the complexity of the incident, there was some excellent joint working between all three emergency services at the scene.”

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