Wednesday 29th May 2013 – 4.45pm – Claire Brown.
A man has suffered a serious leg injury in a two car collision in Wolverhampton this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Holyhead Road in Codsall just after 2.00pm earlier today (Wednesday). Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill, a paramedic area support officer and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Two cars had been involved in a collision and when crews arrived the driver of one car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was still in his vehicle.
“Crews assessed the man and found he had suffered a fractured leg and grazes to his shoulder in the crash. Once the man received initial treatment and had been given advanced pain relief by the critical care paramedic off the helicopter, crews worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.
“The man was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splint before being taken by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital. The critical care paramedic travelled in the ambulance to hospital.
“The occupants of the second car, a man and a woman, were checked over by crews but suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.”