B4378, Bourton, Shropshire | 9 June 2012

A woman and a toddler have been airlifted to hospital and four others have been injured in a two car road traffic collision in Shropshire this morning.

The incident happened on the B4378 in Bourton, about a mile from Much Wenlock, at around 11.30am this morning (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, two rapid response vehicles and two Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Tatenhill, one with a MERIT emergency doctor on board, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.

“The driver of one car, a woman in her 20s, had sustained a fractured arm and a suspected pelvic injury and was trapped in the vehicle. Crews and the doctor worked as a team to release her from the car with help from the fire service whilst the woman received pain relief and further advanced treatment. Once extricated, the woman’s condition was stabilised and she was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A toddler from the same car suffered a serious head injury. The girl was anaesthetised to help stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further specialist emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the helicopter with the girl to monitor her condition and continue advanced treatment on route to hospital.

“There were five occupants in the second car. The driver, a man, and two teenage girls were out of the vehicle when emergency services arrived. The man was uninjured but the two girls suffered chest injuries and were taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a precaution.

“In addition two women were trapped in the car and had to be cut free by the fire service. One suffered leg and abdominal pain and the other neck pain. Both were immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.”

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