September 25th, 2016

Updated: 10:15 am, May 07, 2015

TWO women had to be cut free from their cars following a three-vehicle crash near Alcester.

The smash involving the two cars and a van happened on the Alcester Bypass in Oversley Green shortly before 6pm on Monday (March 30).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered three vehicles that had been involved in a significant collision, two cars and a van.

“The two cars both contained women patients, both of whom were mechanically trapped as a result of the collision.

“Ambulance staff worked carefully with the fire service to cut them free, but one of the women had to be freed with the use of specialist equipment in the form of a Kendrick Extrication Device. This device secures the upper body and allowed the patient to be removed from the vehicle in an upright, seated position.

“The woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, was treated for chest injuries and back pain and had pain relief administered before being transported to the Alexandra Hospital.

“The second woman, believed to be in her 30s, was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board. She was treated for injuries to her face, back and legs before also being taken to the Alexandra Hospital.”

There were two male patients in the van but neither needed treatment

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

And the other car from which a woman also had to be freed. Photo West Midlands Ambulance Service.