Wednesday 27th March 2013 – 11.30pm – Chris Kowalik.
A man has been seriously injured in a collision with a lorry in south Shropshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 at Ludford shortly after 7.50pm today.
A community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew, a BASICS Emergency Doctor from MARS (Mercia Accident Rescue Service) and the MERIT team of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A pedestrian had collided with a lorry. He had a head injury and a suspected pelvic injury.
“He was anaesthetised at the scene and his airway maintained. A pelvic splint was applied and he was fully immobilised before being taken by land ambulance, accompanied by the MERIT trauma team to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”
Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) is a group of highly trained and experienced pre-hospital practitioners who provide enhanced immediate medical care to the people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire on a voluntary basis in support of West Midlands Ambulance Service. It currently comprises 15 doctors and two advanced nurse practitioners. The scheme is a registered charity supported by local fundraising and affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). For more information go to http://www.marsbasics.org.uk.