Elderly woman with serious injuries trapped after collision with lorry in Warwickshire

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An 89-year-old woman with serious injuries was trapped in a car following a collision with a lorry in Warwickshire.

The woman was travelling with an elderly man and their car was in a collision with a container lorry on the northbound A46 just before the Stoneleigh turning at around 7.45pm last night (Sunday, February 21).

The 89-year-old woman was trapped in the passenger seat and firefighters cut the car roof and door off to free her.

She was trapped for just over an hour and ambulance staff treated her serious injuries at the scene before taking her to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

The elderly man who was driving the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene after a number of calls to the ambulance service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that had suffered very severe front end damage, especially on the passenger side. The safety bar on the rear of the HGV trailer was badly bent but had held despite the collision.

“The elderly man driving the car had managed to get out and had suffered only minor injuries. He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution.

“Unfortunately, the 89 year old lady in the front passenger seat was trapped. Ambulance staff treated the woman while firefighters carefully removed the roof and door of the car to allow the woman to be freed; in total she was trapped for just over an hour.

“She was given pain relief and immobilised before being taken on blue lights to the same hospital with serious injuries.”