Car v tree in Telford

Saturday 16th March 2013 – 7.00am – Claire Thomas.

A man has been seriously injured after the car he was travelling in collided with a tree in Telford in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A442 Queensway, near the Hadley Park roundabout, Hadley, shortly after 1.20am this morning (Saturday). An ambulance, two responder paramedics and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene. A second ambulance, en route to hospital with a patient on board, came across the RTC and stopped to help before crews arrived.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found three patients out of the car. One passenger, a man, had been pulled clear from the wreckage by police prior to the ambulance services arrival and was in a serious condition.

“The man sustained a significant head injury and chest injury in the crash. Crews and the doctor quickly worked to stabilise his injuries. The doctor anaesthetised him on scene due to his worsening condition. The man was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board, given fluids and drugs before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance with the patient. Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who, at the time, was in a serious condition.

“The driver and second passenger were walking wounded with minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.”

 

Ends

Notes to Editors

I have no more details regarding this incident.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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