Rampton woman dies after two-car crash

A RAMPTON woman has lost her life in a two-car horror crash.

A RAMPTON woman has lost her life in a two-car horror crash.

Andrea Barlow, 34, of Greenside, was air-lifted to Lincoln County Hospital by the Notts Air Ambulance, after being cut from her BMW 328 saloon car by firefighters, following a collision with a Ford Escort on Laneham Road at the Rampton crossroads.

Police say she died as a result of her injuries.

The accident took place on Friday afternoon and fire crews said the extrication proved particularly difficult for them.

"The BMW was protected by several airbags and not all of them had activated," said Acting Sub Offr Colin Poyser.

"One of our first considerations was to isolate the cars battery so the remainder were safe enough for us to work."

"After the impact, the car spun off the road and finished on top of a hedge. The driver was badly trapped by her ankle."

"She had suffered very bad leg injuries and we also suspected injuries to her back."

"An ambulance was on the scene when we arrived, but we understand an off-duty nurse stopped to help out. She cleared the casualtys airway and cared for her until the ambulance crew took over."

"Freeing the driver from the wrecked car was particularly difficult for us because of the position it was in and also because she was trapped so badly and awkwardly."

"We used nearly all the cutting gear we carry to free her," he added.

Escort driver, Brian Burgess, 52, from Morecambe, was released before the brigade arrived.

A police spokesman said he was taken to Bassetlaw Hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the accident, which tied down emergency services for around two hours, is under investigation.