Woman airlifted to hospital after A41 lorry crash near Whitchurch

By Aimee Jones | Whitchurch | News | Published:

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped in her car for 50 minutes following a crash with a lorry on the A41 near Whitchurch today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A41 in Higher Heath, near Whitchurch, following the collision between two cars and a lorry at about 1.20pm.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a rapid response paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, with a doctor on board, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to discover two patients who needed treatment.

“The driver of one of the cars, a woman in her 40s, was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be cut free by the fire service.

“She was carefully assessed by ambulance staff throughout the process and once freed treated for arm and pelvic injuries. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man in his 40s, was treated for minor back injuries and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.” Fire crews from Prees, Wellington and Whitchurch were also on scene.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said one person was trapped and cutting equipment was used to free them.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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