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Three men cut free from cars after crash in Stockton

Road Traffic Collision at Birdgingbury Wharf. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Road Traffic Collision at Birdgingbury Wharf. Picture courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

 

Three people had to be cut from vehicles after a car crash in Stockton last night.

Two fire crews - one from Southam and one from Rugby - attended the incident, which took place on the A426 near the Boat public house in Birdingbury Wharf.

The crew from Southam were in attendance within eight minutes of the emergency call being placed and confirmed that two vehicles had been involved in a crash.

The Police and Ambulance service were also at the incident and the crew from Rugby followed shortly after.

Both vehicles were found off the road.

Specialist cutting equipment, a winch, additional lighting and small tools were used to release the casualties.

Three ambulances, an advanced community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a doctor and a critical care practitioner attended.

An off-duty GP also gave her assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Both cars left the road and went down an embankment.

“One ended up on its side, up against a tree and on top of the other.

“There were two men in their 60s in the car on its side, both of whom were not injured. “They were both discharged following assessments at the scene.

“A man in his 60s who was driving the other car was trapped in the vehicle.

“The fire service helped make the area safe for the ambulance crews to reach this driver and assess him. He had a head injury.

“He was immobilised and freed from the car.

“His condition was stabilised en-route to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire whose trauma team was on standby in readiness for his arrival.”

 

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