Car Crash Man in Cardiac Arrest

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Friday 3rd May 2013 – 3pm – Steve Parry.

A man has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Blurton, Stoke on Trent this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an incident on Oakwood Road at approximately 2.05pm.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, BASICS doctors and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene. 

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance service responded to reports of a car colliding with a lamppost.

“Two bystanders were already undertaking effective CPR on the patient when ambulance crews arrived on scene.

“Crews took over the treatment of a man, believed to be in his seventies, who was found to be in cardiac arrest.

“The patient was given immediate advanced life support by medics. The man responded well to treatment and his condition was stabilised.  He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board before being taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre alerted to the condition of the patient.” 

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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.

1 comment

  1. Hi there…thank you for your comment. We don’t actually say what age the man is in our release. I think I can speak for our staff when I say that our fingers are crossed for his recovery. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. MM

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