22 July 2015 - Serious Incident in Cheshire

17:00 update

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesperson comments:

A total of 12 people were involved in the RTC in Tarvin, Cheshire, of which:

  • a six year old and nine month old, accompanied by one adult each, were flown by air ambulances to Alder Hey
  • a six year old and an eight year old were taken by land ambulance to Alder Hey
  • a twelve year old and five adults were taken by land ambulances to Countess of Chester Hospital

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

 

15:00

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesperson comments:

‘At 13.46 today (Wednesday 22 July 2015), we received a call to reports of a multi car RTC in Tarvin, Cheshire. So far, we have despatched two rapid response vehicles, three ambulances, two helimed units, two intermediate care vehicles and a number of operational managers to the scene with the first crews arriving at 13.58.

‘We are currently assessing the scene and working closely with other members of the emergency services, with our priority being to ensure people receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

‘Our primary role is to assess the level and nature of injuries, and ensure that those people most in need are treated first and taken to hospital. Countess of Chester Hospital has been alerted and is preparing to receive patients. Other hospitals may also be on standby.

‘At this stage, it is too early for us to confirm the number of casualties.’

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