Woman killed in car crash near Lichfield

Police accident sign. Pic: Anthony Grimley

Police accident sign. Pic: Anthony Grimley

A woman has died and three adults and a child have been taken to hospital after a crash near Lichfield.

The crash – which is believed to have involved just a single vehicle – happened just after 9.30pm on Tuesday evening on the A38 London Road , Weeford just to the south of junction T4 of the M6 Toll

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an incident support officer were initially sent to the scene of the crash.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“On arrival the crews found a car that had overturned and ended up on an embankment of the dual carriageway. Sadly a middle aged woman was confirmed dead at the scene. A woman in her 30s suffered serious abdominal injuries. Due to her condition, the ambulance staff requested that the Staffordshire Police Helicopter be tasked to the incident. It was able to land at the scene and then airlifted the woman to Selly Oak Hospital .

“A woman in her 60s suffered chest, leg and shoulder injuries. She was taken to the same hospital but by land ambulance. A man in his 40s was complaining of severe back pain. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Good Hope Hospital. A three year old boy who was also in the car was uninjured but quite shaken. He travelled with the man to Good Hope Hospital as a precaution.”

A passing midwife was also thanked by the West Midlands Ambulance Service for stopping to assist the crews.

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