A woman has been cut free from her car after acrash in Lichfield.
Firefighters helped free the female driver after the collision on Lichfield Road, near Seedy Mill Golf Club at 8.30am this morning (November 30).
The injured woman was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital following the accident which closed three main roads into the city.
Area Commander at Lichfield, Phil McFarlane, said a car travelling from Kings Bromley had collided side-on with the vehicle. He added:
“Numerous airbags went off in the car which made it difficult for us to cut the casualty free. We had to use hydraulic cutting equipment assisted by crews from Stafford.
“At this time of year we would send our same message to all motorists. Make sure windscreens are kept clear because of the low sun you often get at the start and end of the day. Be aware of wet and damp conditions, watch your speed and always wear a seatbelt.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson added:
“On arrival at the scene, crews found a car and a 4×4 vehicle that had been in a significant collision. The woman driving the car, believed to be in her 30’s, suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries and was trapped in the vehicle for around 40 minutes.
“She received emergency treatment at the scene whilst being released by the fire service. She was immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar and airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further assessment and emergency treatment.”
The male driver of the second car, believed to be in his 70’s, was freed by firefighters and ambulance paramedics before being taken to Queen’s Hospital, Burton, with chest injuries.