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Man dies after head-on smash

Worcester Editorial 14th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A DRIVER died and another was left with serious injuries following a crash on the outskirts of Worcester.

The man, aged in his late 50s, was driving a black Volkswagen Golf when it collided with a black Jaguar on Pershore Lane near junction 6 of the M5 about 2.20pm on Saturday (October 12).

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and Midlands Air Ambulances, police and fire crews attended the scene to find the driver of the Golf trapped in his car.

Unfortunately the man, who is not from the area, suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the scene.

The driver of the Jaguar, a 59-year-old man, sustained numerous injuries and had to be cut free by fire crews before being taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.

“One man was trapped in the wreckage in one car and was in a serious condition. Whilst ambulance crews began treating the man his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

“Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support in an attempt to resuscitate the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The man in the second car was also trapped and had sustained fractures to his ankles as well as injuries to his hip, wrist and pelvis. Once the man had been stabilised with pain relief, ambulance staff worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.

“After around 30 minutes, the man was released from the wreckage. He was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splints before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

“We are very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this collision, or anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles involved in the moments that preceded it,” a police spokesman said.

“A number of witnesses have come forward but clearly the more witnesses we can speak to the better.”

Anyone who believes they may have information about the crash is asked to call police officers in Worcester on 101 or 0300 333 3000.

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