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Four hurt in crash at Leigh Sinton; 21-year-old woman suffers serious leg injuries
9:45am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A 21-year-old woman had a miracle escape when a car and van collided in a head on crash.
The ambulance service said the woman and three others were lucky not to have life-threatening injuries after the smash.
The woman who was trapped in the car and had to be cut free by firefighters was one of four people from the car taken to hospital.
She suffered multiple serious leg injuries in the crash.
A 20-year-old man suffered two suspected broken wrists, a 20-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured jaw and a 15-year-old boy suffered neck pain.
Emergency services were called out to Lower Howsell Road, Leigh Sinton, near Malvern, at around 4.20pm on Saturday.
Fire fighters used hydraulic cutting gear to free the woman, who was trapped in a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
Ambulance crews began emergency treatment while she was being removed from the car.
The ambulance service sent out four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Mercia Accident Rescue Service doctor.
All three males who were in the car with the woman, were treated at the scene, and then transferred to the royal for futher treatment.
The occupant of the van, a Peugeot panel van, was uninjured in the crash An ambulance service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van that had been in a significant collision. Both vehicles had suffered substantial damage. .
"Considering the damage to the vehicles, the occupants were fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even life-threatening injuries.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses, who can call the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 445S/090313.