Injured woman rushed to hospital after crash set her car on fire

A HEROIC lorry driver and motorist pulled a woman from her burning car following a collision with a bridge next to the A5.

The woman was treated for serious injuries and rushed to hospital following the incident at the junction of the A5 and Horsebrook Hall Lane, between Gailey and Weston-Under-Lizard in South Staffordshire, shortly after 8pm on Thursday (April 20).

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that was well ablaze and a woman believed to be in her 30s who was out of the vehicle.

“She was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness and treated for a fractured leg. She had also suffered burns to her legs, which ambulance staff treated her for at the scene.

“The woman was given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to praise the actions of a lorry driver and another motorist who stopped at the scene to pull the woman from the burning car.

“It is highly likely that without their actions, the woman would have suffered extremely serious injuries.”
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