Trapped for almost an hour after crash

Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – 7.55pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been airlifted to a Major Trauma Centre after being trapped inside the wreckage of a car for almost an hour.

The crash happened in Illey Lane in Frankley at around 5.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

A rapid response vehicle was first on scene and was backed up by an ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Both cars involved had suffered very significant front end damage.

“There were two men in one car and one in the other. One of the men from the first car and the driver of the second car had suffered on cuts bumps and bruising. They were taken by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment.

“A 29 year old man from the first car was trapped for about 50 minutes. A critical care paramedic from the air ambulance gave the man sedation so that he could be extracted from the wreckage. He had suffered two broken legs, possible fractures to his pelvis and right arm and had potential back injuries.

“He was immobilised using a neck collar, spinal board, and splints before being airlifted to the same hospital.”

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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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