Fatal crash at Bishopswood

Tuesday 26th May 2009 10:00 pm
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One man died and another was seriously injured after the car they were in left the road at Bishopswood at about 1.50am on Sunday May 24th.

The men were travelling from Lydbrook towards Ross-on-Wye in a black Nissan Almera GTi when it left the road shortly after the Ruardean turning.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene and two ambulance crews, an incident support officer and a BASICS Doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) attended.

 Dr Malcolm Russell from MARS, said: "A car with two men in it had left the road, rolled down a field, coming to rest approximately thirty metres from the road. The passenger was out of the vehicle. He was anaesthetised at the scene and given oxygen. Whilst en route to Hereford County Hospital, his condition worsened and several attempts were made to resuscitate him. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at hospital.

 "The car driver, a man believed to be in his twenties, was cut free from the car by fire crews under the supervision of the ambulance service. He had a suspected head injury and was taken to Hereford County Hospital."

Police closed the road until around midday on Sunday while Collision Investigators gathered evidence and the scene was cleared. 

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