A two-car crash that occurred near Weymouth in Dorset saw an elderly woman sustain serious injuries. Shortly after 4pm, paramedics were summoned to the scene of the collision on the A353. A Citroen C3 and a Volvo had smashed into one another, forcing the road’s closure for several hours so that rescuers could extricate victims from the wreckage. Both the older woman and the female driver of the second car had to be cut free of their vehicles by firefighters with the assistance of specialised hydraulic equipment.
Once the women had been freed from their mangled cars, they were rushed to Dorset County Hospital by ambulances. A spokesman for Dorset Police explained how the collision had unfolded that afternoon. Apparently one of the motorists had slammed her car into the rear of a vehicle waiting to make a right turn.
The 80-year-old suffered injuries to her back, neck and wrists. The second woman escaped with much lighter wounds, but was still taken to hospital for a check-up. A local councillor for West Dorset district urged drivers to treat this stretch of road with due care.
The longer-term impact of a two-car crash
Car collisions can leave the victims with a lasting impression. The physical injuries will vary, but in many cases they lead to months of rehabilitation in hospital. Crashes at considerable speed will crush vehicles, leading to multiple bone fractures.
Once these breaks are addressed by medical professionals it can take some time to get used to something as basic as walking. Head injuries can take even longer to recover from.
When certain parts of the brain are damaged during a high-speed collision, it can affect the body’s basic functionality, making it even harder to become adept at skills previously taken for granted.
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Source: Dorset Echo
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen