Elderly woman airlifted with 'life-threatening injuries' after crash with lorry on A41 near Whitchurch
An elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries after a collision between a car and a lorry near Whitchurch today.
She was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital following the crash on the A41 outside Grindley Brook Garage, to the north west of Whitchurch at around 12.20pm.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and a land ambulance were initially sent to the scene.
“They found a car that had suffered significant damage and the woman driving unconscious.
“After an initial assessment, the crews requested a doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was also sent.
“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters, to rapidly extricate the woman from the car.
"She was treated for serious injuries and was anaesthetised as soon as the doctor arrived.
“She was then airlifted to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The lorry driver was unhurt.”
The road was closed and motorists were asked to avoid the area.
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