23rd Oct, 2017

Woman trapped as trailer contents spill

Chris Willmott 30th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A WOMAN who was trapped for almost 30 minutes by the contents of a trailer has been treated for a leg injury by ambulance staff in Coventry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Church Road, Baginton, at 1.20pm on Wednesday (July 29) and sent an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

Crews from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance also attended in a rapid response vehicle, as did the police and fire services.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a woman, thought to be in her 60s, who had become trapped between a car trailer and some of the contents from inside it.

“It is believed the trailer rocked backwards after being disconnected from a car, causing the woman to fall to the ground.”

“She became trapped when two big wooden crates fell out of the trailer and trapped her leg against the trailer hitch.”

The woman was given pain relief by ambulance staff who then worked closely alongside the fire service to carefully free the woman, a process which took about 30 minutes.

Once free she was treated for injuries to her lower right leg, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and leg splint and transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

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