FIVE people were injured and three of them were trapped in vehicles after a two-car crash in Droitwich.
Both vehicles were significantly damaged in the incident which happened in Hanbury Road at 7pm last night (Friday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed five ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, two senior paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and a responder car containing the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Strensham went to the scene.
A 51-year-old man was trapped in the one vehicle and had sustained a serious chest injury, a nasty leg injury and a suspected head injury. Ambulance staff worked with the fire service to release him from the badly damaged car before he was immobilised onto a spinal board and placed in a collar. He was then taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment. The MERIT doctor travelled with the patient to hospital to continue treatment and monitor his condition en route.
The two passengers in the back of the second car – a man and a woman – were also trapped.
The 59-year-old man suffered pain in his back, chest and abdomen in the collision.
He was given pain relief by ambulance staff at the scene and once freed by the fire service he was immobilised with a scoop stretcher and neck collar.
The 51-year-old woman suffered back, neck and chest pain.
She was stabilised with pain relief whilst the fire service cut her free from the wreckage before she was fully immobilised.
Both patients were taken by ambulances to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
The driver and front seat passenger from the same car, a woman and a man, had managed to get out of the vehicle before the emergency services arrived.
Both, because of concerns about suspected spinal injuries, were immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital.