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Two people cut free from car after crash near Kidderminster

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | News | Published:

Two people had to be cut out of their car by firefighters after a crash near Kidderminster.

The junction of Wolverhampton Road and Caunsall Road. Photo: Google Maps

Emergency services, including the Midlands Air Ambulance, were called to a crash at the junction of Wolverhampton Road and Caunsall Road, at Cookley, at around 12.45pm on Tuesday.

A man and a woman had to be rescued from their vehicle, with crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) cutting the roof from the car.

The road was closed in both directions while emergency services were at the scene.

Three people were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. Three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a collision. One occupant, a man, was out of his vehicle and was described as ‘walking wounded’. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital for further checks.

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“Two other occupants, a man and woman, were assessed by ambulance staff who needed assistance from the fire service to extricate them safely from the vehicle. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency care. The woman received treatment on scene for injuries before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "We received reports of a road traffic collision on Caunsall Road, which involves two cars, at 12.45pm today.

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"Two people have been taken to hospital. Motorists are advised to avoid the area whilst the incident is being dealt with."

A HWFRS spokesman said: "Two crews from the Wyre Forest Station were called at 12.48pm to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the Wolverhampton Road in Cookley, near Kidderminster.

"Two casualties, one male and one female, were trapped and were released from their vehicle by firefighters who removed the roof of the car.

"Police, air and land ambulances also attended and the two casualties were attended to by paramedics who also attended to a further female casualty who had suffered minor injuries."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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