Lorry driver trapped in cab

Monday 3rd June 2013 – 10.35pm – John Hawker.

A lorry driver has been trapped in his cab for an hour after a serious RTC in Worcestershire this evening.

The crash occurred on the A38, on a traffic island underneath the M5 Junction 5.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a HGV that had overturned onto its side.  The driver of the lorry, a man believed to be 37 years old, suffered serious head and arm injuries and was trapped in the cab of his lorry.  The man was receiving first aid from a passing off duty fire officer.

“Ambulance staff took over emergency treatment whilst the man was trapped in the vehicle and his condition was stabilised.  He was then extricated from the HGV with the assistance of the fire service.

“The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.  The hospital had been pre alerted to the mans arrival and his serious condition.

“No other person was injured in the incident.”


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.

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