Four patients from crash


Tuesday 28th May 2013 – 8.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

One man has been cut free from the wreckage of the car he was in after four vehicles were involved in a crash in the Dudley area.

The incident happened at about 7.15pm at the junction of Dalston Close and St Peters Road in Netherton

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found three cars that had been involved in a collision and a ‘scooter’ type vehicle on its side nearby.

One of the cars, a silver Toyota had suffered significant intrusion into the passenger compartment. The driver, a 47 year old man was trapped for a while, while fire and ambulance staff worked to free him. He was complaining of chest and abdominal pain. He was given pain relieve and was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of a black car, a man in his 20s, was checked over by ambulance staff but was discharged on scene.

The driver of the third car involved, an elderly lady, was also assessed at the scene but did not need hospital treatment and was taken home by police officers.

“The final patient, a teenage lad, had suffered a shoulder injury after putting his bike down prior to an impact with the cars. He was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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