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BREAKING NEWS - airlift drama for woman driver, 61

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

  • 29/01/14 RTC - Tutbury Rd RTC - Head on Accident between a van and a car and a secondary accident between two cars on Lodge Hill Tutbury

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A 61-YEAR-OLD woman has been airlifted to hospital after being rescued by firefighters following a serious car crash.

The female driver was cut free from her car in Lodge Hill, Tutbury, by firefighters before being airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, suffering from lower leg and hip injuries.

Three men in a van, which was also involved in the incident, were assessed but did not require further treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, Staffordshire Police and the fire service were called at 2.30pm yesterday.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene, as well as two fire engines and a response vehicle from Burton, and a rescue tender from Longton.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in collision.

“The driver of the car, a 61-year-old woman, was trapped in the vehicle for a period of time before being cut from the car, with the assistance of the fire service. Ambulance crews treated the woman for lower leg and hip injuries.

“She was given pain relief and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, for further assessment and treatment.

“Three men, who had been travelling in the van at the time of the incident, were assessed at the scene but did not require any further hospital treatment.”

Staffordshire Police also confirmed the force was in attendance and had blocked off the road while the scene was being cleared. The road was reopened just after 5pm.

A minor accident took place on the same road minutes before but no-one involved was injured.

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