Thursday 23rd May 2013 – 7.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a crash in Herefordshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4103 in Ridgeway Cross, near Cradley at around 4.30pm today (Thursday). Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham airbase, a senior paramedic officer, a responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a collision. The driver of one car, a man, was in cardiac arrest and being given CPR by bystanders.
“Crews immediately took over resuscitation attempts, administering advanced life support on scene before the man was conveyed to Hereford Hospital; resuscitation efforts continued en route.
“Hospital medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who, at the time, was in a critical condition.
“The driver of the second car, a woman believed to be in her 40s, suffered chest pain. She was treated on scene before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”
Notes to Editors: I am afraid I am unable to provide a condition check on the man.