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Woman in her 90s trapped between car and fence in Market Drayton crash

By Nick Humphreys | Market Drayton | News | Published:

A woman in her 90s is believed to have suffered serious injuries after being trapped between a car and a fence when she and another woman were hit by the vehicle in Market Drayton.

The two pedestrians were hit by a black Volkswagen Polo shortly before 3pm yesterday near Woodcroft Care Home at the junction between Prospect Road and Croft Way, after the car collided with a white Volkswagen Touareg heading in the opposite direction.

The woman in her 90s is resident at Woodcroft. The other woman hit, a relative in her 60s, also suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and firefighters used the medical kit from one of the four appliances in attendance to release the trapped woman.

Crews from Hodnet, Market Drayton and Wellington along with an operations officer attended the scene.

Chief executive of Coverage Care Services, Chris Wall, said: "We can confirm that one of our residents from Woodcroft Care Home was involved in a serious incident involving a car on a road close to the home. It happened while they were out walking with two of their close relatives, one of whom was sadly also injured. Our thoughts are very much with those who are hurt and with their family and we hope for the best possible outcome.

“Understandably this has been a shock to other residents and to our staff, who I must praise for acting in their usual caring and professional way to look after everyone who has been affected by what has happened. We also have to thank all of our emergency services for their excellent response to a distressing situation."

Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "At 2.52pm we received a call to the junction of Prospect Road and Croft Way reporting a collision between a car and pedestrians.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended. There were two patients.

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"One of the patients was a female pedestrian. We treated the woman for potentially serious injuries. She was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

"The second patient was also a pedestrian. She was treated for injuries not believed to be serious and was discharged at the scene."

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses.

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A spokeswoman said: "A white Volkswagen Touareg was being driven towards Longslow Road and a black Volkswagen Polo was travelling in the opposite direction when they collided. The Polo was then subsequently in collision with two pedestrians.

"A woman in her 60s suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening while a woman in her 90s was taken to hospital where she remains at this time.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing but police are keen to speak with anyone who saw the collisions or who can help with the investigation.

"Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 407S of 23 May."

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Bridgnorth.

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