Three killed after car hits tree

By Tim Clarke 09/06 Updated: 11/06 11:52

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THREE people have been killed and another person remains in a critical condition after a car crashed into a tree near Pershore in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Emergency services were called to the collision on the B4084 at Avon Bank, near to the agricultural college, at about 12.35am.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics the man driving the car and a female passenger were pronounced dead shortly after emergency services arrived.

Another man and a woman who were also in the vehicle were rushed to hospital but the woman died a short time later.

The man remains in a critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with multiple injuries.

All four people involved in the crash are thought to be in their 20s.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews and the doctor that nothing could be done to save the driver, a man, and a passenger, a woman, and both were confirmed dead at the scene.

“A second woman suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. Crews and the doctor quickly commenced vital emergency treatment whilst working with the fire service to free her from the wreckage. Once freed, the woman was taken by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with crews continuing treatment on route.

“On arrival at hospital the woman went into cardiac arrest and attempts to resuscitate her began. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, the MERIT doctor and hospital medics nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead."

“A second man from the car also sustained multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped inside the car for over 90 minutes. Crews and the doctor worked closely with the fire service to release the man from the wreckage while his condition was monitored and he continued to receive the emergency treatment he needed. Once out of the car, he was fully immobilised, given pain relief and due to the serious nature of the man’s injuries the doctor decided to anaesthetise him to stabilise his condition on scene.

“The man was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of the region’s specialist trauma centres, with the doctor on board to continue advanced treatment. Medics at the hospital were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who, at the time, was said to be in a critical condition.”

Police are now investigating the cause of the crash and anyone who believes they may have information about it is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or 0300 333 3000. Formal identification of the three people who have died has yet to take place.

The road from Evesham to Pershore was closed for several hours after the crash but it has now re-opened.

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