FOUR people were left with serious injuries after a six-vehicle smash near Stratford.
Emergency services – including the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – were called to the A46 in Bishopton, outside Cophams Hill Farm, shortly before 8.20am on Thursday (May 21).
Two people had to be airlifted to hospital and another four taken in ambulances following the crash between three cars, an articulated lorry, a van and a motorbike.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found six vehicles that had been in collision – two of which still had patients trapped inside.
“One of the cars had a 66-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man driver still inside. It is believed the woman initially lost consciousness in the incident.
“Crews worked closely with the fire service to free them both, a process which took around 40 minutes. The woman was treated for a serious abdominal injury and given pain relief before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“The man had suffered a head injury and was also suffering from neck and back pain. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the same hospital by ambulance.
“The motorcyclist – a man in his 30s – had been thrown from his bike in the incident. He was treated for a fractured leg as well as abdominal and pelvic injuries. After having pain relief administered, he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“The van driver – a man in his 50s – had managed to free himself from his vehicle and was lying by the side of it.
“Crews treated him for a fractured right arm before taking him to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by ambulance.
“Additionally, a woman in her 60s had to be freed from her car and treated for cuts to her head before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch while the lorry driver – a man in his 50s – was taken to Warwick Hospital as a precaution.”
A further patient, a woman in her 50s, was assessed and treated for neck pain before being discharged on scene.
The road was closed following the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up it, are asked to call police on 101