Friday 26th April 2013 – 11.30am – Claire Brown.
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to outside the church on Baginton Road shortly after 8.30am earlier today (Friday).
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, an emergency care practitioner and an advanced paramedic attended together with two doctors and a paramedic from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s airbase who responded by car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 60s, lying on the floor.
“Crews and the doctors assessed the man and found he had suffered a serious head injury together with chest and suspected pelvic injuries. Due to the nature of his injuries, the doctors decided to sedate him at the scene to stabilise his condition.
“The man was fully immobilised before being conveyed by land ambulance on blue lights and sirens to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Medics were pre-alerted to the arrival of the man who, upon arrival, was said to be in a critical condition.”