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Woman dies after crash on the A51 in Lichfield

One elderly woman has died and another has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Lichfield.

The incident happened on the A51 at the junction of Tamworth Road and Quarry Hills Lane at around 3.15pm today (Wednesday).

A blue Ford Ka, occupied by two elderly women, collided with a West Midlands Ambulance Service rapid response vehicle on full emergency lights and two-tone sirens.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the driver of the Ka, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 72 year old woman, was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, suffering from head and chest injuries.  Her condition on arrival at hospital was described as stable with potentially serious injuries.

The paramedic driving the response vehicle was taken to Stafford Hospital after suffering minor chest and abdominal injuries.

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Keith Prior, said:

“Our thoughts are with the families of all of those involved in this tragic crash.  We have launched an internal investigation to examine the circumstances of this incident.  We have already been working with our colleagues in Staffordshire Police and this will continue.”

Witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Inspector Steve Smytheman 0300 1234455.

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