Woman in cardiac arrest rushed to hospital after Croydon crash
8:29am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Local news
The air ambulance was called to a woman in cardiac arrest following a crash in Croydon.
The woman, in her 50s, was being treated at the scene by paramedics who took her by road ambulance to St George's Hospital as a priority.
Police and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called shortly before 7.30am to a collision between two cars in Coombe Road.
The crash occurrThe crash occurred near the Lloyd Park tram stop.
A spokesman for LAS said: "We were called at just before 7.30am to reports of a road traffic collision in Coombe Road.
"We sent two ambulance crews and a duty officer and our staff treated one patient, a woman, who was in cardiac arrest."
"Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate her before she was taken to St George's Hospital as a priority."
We sent A police spokeswoman said the woman, in her 50s, was understood to be the driver of one of the vehicles.
The A212 Coombe Road was closed in both directions between the junction of Melville Avenue and Oaks Road, because of the incident.
Motorists reported serious traffic problems in the surrounding area.