UPDATE: Four flown to hospital following collision in Leominster

Hereford Times: Emergency crews work at the scene following the accident in Leominster Emergency crews work at the scene following the accident in Leominster

FOUR people - including two children - have been flown to hospital following a collision in Leominster this afternoon.

Six people in total were injured following a collision at the junction of Cholstrey Road and Monkland Road, Barons' Cross, Leominster at around 1.35pm today.

Three ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, a BASICS Doctor, two Midlands Air Ambulance’s, the Welsh Air Ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air ambulance attended the scene.

The collision involved a car and a 4X4 vehicle. Two children who were travelling in the back of the car suffered serious injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A boy believed to be six years old, and a girl believed to be one year old received treatment at the scene for serious head, pelvic and abdominal injuries. 

"Both were air lifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in separate air ambulances, where trauma teams were on standby.

“A woman believed to be in her 20s, who was also travelling in the back of the car, suffered serious head injuries and received emergency treatment at the scene.  She was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further treatment.

“The front seat passenger in the car, a man believed to be in his 60’s, received emergency treatment for serious chest injuries.  The man was also airlifted to the same hospital for further treatment.

“The hospital had been pre-alerted to the arrival of the two seriously injured patients.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 30s, suffered chest injuries. Following treatment at the scene the man was taken by land ambulance to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.

“The driver of the 4x4 vehicle, a man believed to be in his 30s, also suffered chest injuries and was treated at the scene. He was transferred by land ambulance to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.

“The severity of the crash meant a high number of ambulance resources and staff were at the scene caring for patients, including four air ambulances.  All emergency service staff worked seamlessly together to ensure all patients received the best treatment as soon as possible.

“Unfortunately, the four patient’s injuries are considered extremely serious.”
 

 

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call PC Lee Palmer on 101, quoting incident number 639-s-100513 

 

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8:02am Sun 11 May 14

ThatsHerefordForYou! says...

2 young children! I'd happily swap with them so that they are not so poorly and injured. Last time a child was flown to BCH it was that poor Freddie Saunders! But to be fair, Birmingham is the best for serious illness'/injury's in both adults and children so they are all in safe hands
Wishing them all a speedy recovery, ThatsHerefordForYou xx
2 young children! I'd happily swap with them so that they are not so poorly and injured. Last time a child was flown to BCH it was that poor Freddie Saunders! But to be fair, Birmingham is the best for serious illness'/injury's in both adults and children so they are all in safe hands Wishing them all a speedy recovery, ThatsHerefordForYou xx ThatsHerefordForYou!
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10:04am Sun 11 May 14

Gillian1961 says...

Last week it was a motor bike in the same area , now a family our thoughts are with your all get well soon, the high ways need to look into making improvements to stop this happening again
Last week it was a motor bike in the same area , now a family our thoughts are with your all get well soon, the high ways need to look into making improvements to stop this happening again Gillian1961
  • Score: 8

12:20pm Sun 11 May 14

littlewhitebull says...

It is always so sad to hear of such heart-wrenching events. My thoughts go out to all those involved and their anxious family and friends.
Let's hope for speedy recoveries to all involved.
It is always so sad to hear of such heart-wrenching events. My thoughts go out to all those involved and their anxious family and friends. Let's hope for speedy recoveries to all involved. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 7

8:10am Mon 12 May 14

Herefordboy says...

Sounds very serious but isnt it a 30mph limit there.Sounds like someone was going too fast.Hope everyone recovers
Sounds very serious but isnt it a 30mph limit there.Sounds like someone was going too fast.Hope everyone recovers Herefordboy
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2:01pm Mon 12 May 14

s.cowell says...

Herefordboy wrote:
Sounds very serious but isnt it a 30mph limit there.Sounds like someone was going too fast.Hope everyone recovers
Its 40mph on that particular stretch.
Although since resurfacing the road markings have changed so people dont feel they need to indicate anymore.
Thoughts go out to everyone involved.
[quote][p][bold]Herefordboy[/bold] wrote: Sounds very serious but isnt it a 30mph limit there.Sounds like someone was going too fast.Hope everyone recovers[/p][/quote]Its 40mph on that particular stretch. Although since resurfacing the road markings have changed so people dont feel they need to indicate anymore. Thoughts go out to everyone involved. s.cowell
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