Six injured after car and van collide in Lichfield

Two women have been airlifted to hospital and four other people have been injured after a car and a van collided in Lichfield.

The accident happened at Wall Island on the Birmingham Road at around 3.45pm this afternoon (April 5).

Three ambulances, an incident support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“Crews arrived to find a car and van that had been involved in a serious collision. Both vehicles had suffered significant damage. Two women from the car, believed to be in their 20s and 40s, suffered serious multiple injuries in the crash.

“Crews commenced emergency treatment at the scene before both women were airlifted to hospital; one to Selly Oak in Birmingham and one to University Hospital North Staffordshire. Medics at both hospitals were pre alerted to the arrival of the women who were both in a serious condition.

A 14 year old girl from the car was treated on scene for minor injuries and the effects of shock.

The spokeswoman added:

“One man from the car was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution and another man from the car, believed to be in his 40s, sustained minor injuries.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 60s, suffered hip pain and was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.  All four were taken by land ambulances to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

Two women have been airlifted to hospital and four other people have been injured after a car and a van collided in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Wall Island on the Birmingham Road in Lichfield at around 3.45pm this afternoon (Monday).

Three ambulances, an incident support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and van that had been involved in a serious collision. Both vehicles had suffered significant damage.

“Two women from the car, believed to be in their 20s and 40s, suffered serious multiple injuries in the crash.

“Crews commenced emergency treatment at the scene before both women were airlifted to hospital; one to Selly Oak in Birmingham and one to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

“Medics at both hospitals were pre alerted to the arrival of the women who were both in a serious condition.

“A 14 year old girl from the car was treated on scene for minor injuries and the effects of shock.

“One man from the car was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution and another man from the car, believed to be in his 40s, sustained minor injuries.

“The driver of the van, a man in his 60s, suffered hip pain and was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.

“All four were taken by land ambulances to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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4 Comments

  1. Pip

    6th April, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Hi – I was one of the first on the scene of this accident and along with my brother we helped the girls out of the car. Is there anyway you can let me know how they are all doing?
    Thanks

  2. Sean Sale

    6th April, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Pip, I was their as well with my wife Kelly and tried to help keep the poor women on the floor as comfortable as possible. So I too would like to know how everyone is including the other driver in the white van?

  3. Ross

    6th April, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks Pip and Sean for commenting. Unfortunately this is the only information that is released to the media from the Ambulance Service.

  4. Sean Sale

    6th April, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I have just spoken to one of the policeman who was first on the scene and the woman is still critically ill in hospital but the other young girl was discharged yesterday. If I hear anything else I will let you know.