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UPDATED: Woman seriously injured in crash

A WOMAN was seriously injured in a crash on the A46, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Alcester, this afternoon (Monday 16th January).The A46 remained closed between Alcester services and the Wildmoor Spa into the evening. Diversions were put in place.

Emergency services were called to the collision, between two vehicles, which happened shortly after 12.30pm.

A woman, believed to be in her 40s, has been treated for a serious abdominal injury and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on blue lights and sirens, following a collision between a car and a van.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A46, near to Wildmoor Spa and sent two ambulances, as well as a paramedic area support officer to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car and van that had both suffered front end damage in the collision.

“The most seriously injured patient was the passenger in the van, a woman believed to be in her 40s.

“She was treated at the scene for a serious abdominal injury and shoulder pain. She was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to hospital on alert."

The spokesman added: “The driver of the van, a man also thought to be in his 40s, was treated for arm, neck and shoulder pain and taken to the same hospital.

“The car driver, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured in the incident. She was treated for the effects of shock and discharged at the scene.”

Highways England's traffic information predicts that normal traffic conditions are expected to return between 9.45pm and 10pm.

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