Woman injured in road traffic collision on Metz Way, Gloucester
The city's roads were gridlocked today following a road traffic collision in which a female motorist was injured.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision between two vehicles, which occurred shortly after 1pm on Metz Way, near the junction with Eastern Avenue. Police closed the road between Asda and Eastern Avenue while paramedics treated the trapped motorist at the scene and fire crews cut her free from her vehicle.
A spokesperson for Great Western Ambulance Service confirmed that its control centre received a call at 1.05pm from a paramedic who happened to be passing the scene, advising: "Initially we deployed two emergency vehicles to the scene of the collision, where the female driver of one of the cars involved was complaining of neck and back pain. Fire crews removed the roof of her vehicle to facilitate the motorist's extrication so that she could be taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where she is currently being treated for her injuries - the severity of which are not known at this time.
"The occupants of the other vehicle were not injured and did not require treatment."
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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue confirmed that "control received a call from colleagues in ambulance control, requesting fire service assistance with a person trapped in a vehicle following a road traffic collision.
"Two fire appliances were sent - one each from Gloucester South and Gloucester North fire stations. Fire crews extricated a female who was injured and taken to hospital by Great Western Ambulance Service. Fire crews were detained at the scene for one hour."