Fatal RTC in Brierley Hill

Friday 26th April 2013 – 11.55am – Claire Brown.

A man has died in a road traffic collision in the Black Country this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a car near to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre on Pedmore Road, Brierley Hill at 6.45am (Friday).

An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found an unconscious man with a significant head injury being cared for by passers-by including two off duty nurses and a police officer.

“Crews and the doctor began treating the man to stabilise him but his condition quickly deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. The team of medics started advanced life support, administering CPR in an attempt to restart his heart.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

Ends

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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