A MAN needed emergency trauma care at the scene of multi-vehicle crash near Shipston in which four other people escaped serious injury.
Emergency services including the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and a paramedic officer from South Western Ambulance Service were called to the A429 Fosse Way around 1.45pm on Friday (January 22) following the incident.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Three cars and a HGV had been involved in a collision.
“The driver and passenger from one car – a man and a woman believed to be in their late 50s – were the most seriously injured. Their car had sustained significant damage and had trapped the man inside the wreckage.
“The cross-service team of ambulance staff and doctor worked together to assess and treat his injuries while working closely with the fire service at the scene.
“The man had sustained multiple serious injuries and required sedation to keep his condition stable as well as other vital trauma care.
“After an hour and a half, the man was released from the wreckage and once immobilised, he was carried to the awaiting air ambulance.
“He was then airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry for further emergency treatment.
“The woman passenger had managed to get out of the car prior to our arrival. She suffered chest and neck injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to hospital by South Western Ambulance Service.”
The driver of the second car – an elderly woman – suffered a minor leg injury and received treatment on scene but did not require hospital care.
The HGV driver and the driver of the third car were uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or with further information is asked to call 101.