Update - man dies following crash on A4103 near Withington

Hereford Times: Two air ambulances were called to the A4103 following a serious crash that claimed a man's life. Two air ambulances were called to the A4103 following a serious crash that claimed a man's life.

A MAN has died and another seriously injured following a crash on the main Hererford to Worcester road.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MARS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Strensham and Cosford were all called to the A4103 near Withington at 11.30am this morning.

A local off duty paramedic also provided assistance.

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

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to the man driving the tanker lorry and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The man driving the van, believed to be in his 30’s, suffered serious leg and pelvic injuries and also a chest injury. He received emergency treatment whilst still trapped in the van and his condition was stabilised. The man was trapped for around one hour twenty minutes.

“With the assistance of the fire service, the man was carefully extricated from the van whilst immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.

"Following his treatment including pain relief, the man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.

"The hospital had a trauma team on standby awaiting his arrival.”

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10:05am Fri 27 Dec 13

Everywhere says...

Witness Appeal After Fatal RTC Near Hereford
Police in Herefordshire are appealing for witnesses after a fatal RTC (road traffic collision) on the A4103.
At around 11.29am on Tuesday 24 December a collision occurred between a Leyland DAF tanker and a white Ford Transit panel van as they travelled through the village of Withington.
The lorry was travelling towards Worcester when the collision occurred while the van was travelling in the opposite direction towards Hereford.
A police spokesman said:
“Following this collision emergency services were immediately called to the scene but sadly the driver of the tanker – a man in his late 40s – was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
“We are unable to confirm the identity of the man who died at the present time.
“The driver of the van – a man in his 30s – was trapped in his vehicle following the collision but having been removed from his vehicle he was then rushed to hospital in Birmingham.
“This man currently remains in hospital with serious leg and internal injuries and is described as being poorly but stable.
“Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this RTC, or anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles travelling along the A4103 before the collision occurred.
“Anyone who may have information about this RTC is asked to contact officers in the Operation Policing Unit (OPU) in Hereford quoting incident number 290S 221213.
“Alternatively, if you’d rather leave information without identifying yourself you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Issued: Friday 27 December, 2013
Witness Appeal After Fatal RTC Near Hereford Police in Herefordshire are appealing for witnesses after a fatal RTC (road traffic collision) on the A4103. At around 11.29am on Tuesday 24 December a collision occurred between a Leyland DAF tanker and a white Ford Transit panel van as they travelled through the village of Withington. The lorry was travelling towards Worcester when the collision occurred while the van was travelling in the opposite direction towards Hereford. A police spokesman said: “Following this collision emergency services were immediately called to the scene but sadly the driver of the tanker – a man in his late 40s – was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. “We are unable to confirm the identity of the man who died at the present time. “The driver of the van – a man in his 30s – was trapped in his vehicle following the collision but having been removed from his vehicle he was then rushed to hospital in Birmingham. “This man currently remains in hospital with serious leg and internal injuries and is described as being poorly but stable. “Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this RTC, or anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles travelling along the A4103 before the collision occurred. “Anyone who may have information about this RTC is asked to contact officers in the Operation Policing Unit (OPU) in Hereford quoting incident number 290S 221213. “Alternatively, if you’d rather leave information without identifying yourself you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” Issued: Friday 27 December, 2013 Everywhere

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