Serious head-on crash in Wiltshire
FIVE people were taken to hospital on Sunday 2nd January after two cars collided head-on on a country road in Wroughton.
One man, believed to be in his 60s, suffered serious, ‘life-changing’ spinal injuries according to reports, and was flown to Great Western Hospital by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) received a 999 call shortly after 10.15am reporting the collision on the B4005 at Brimble Hill at Burderop between Wroughton and Chiseldon.
As well as the helicopter, GWAS dispatched four ambulances, a BASICS doctor and an officer.
The most seriously injured patient was trapped in one of the cars and was freed by Wiltshire Fire Service working with GWAS paramedics and the BASICS doctor.
The other occupants of the car – a woman thought to be in her 40s and two children – were assessed and treated on scene for minor injuries before being taken by road ambulances to the GWH for precautionary further assessment.
The driver of the second car, a man thought to be in his 40s, also received minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure