Woman injured by falling tree branch in Whittington

January 28, 2015

A WOMAN has sustained multiple injuries following an incident involving a falling tree branch in Whittington this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the incident on Burton Road in Whittington shortly after 11.15am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance crews were called to reports of a woman who had become injured after a large tree branch had fallen on her. The woman was discovered by a passer-by who alerted the service to the incident.

“On arrival at the scene, crews found a woman, lying on the floor with a tree branch over her lower legs.

“The woman, believed to be in her 50’s, was treated for head, abdominal, hip and back injuries. She was also treated for hypothermia.

The scene this morning, image thanks to WMAS

The scene this morning, image thanks to WMAS

“The woman was fully immobilised at the scene and given pain relief before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.”