Wednesday 12th June 2013 – 8.00am – Suzie Fothergill.
A man has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Birmingham today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Islington Row Middleway at approximately 1.30am this morning.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor were dispatched to the scene. The police and the fire service were also in attendance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a car that had been in collision with a lamppost. The vehicle had sustained significant damage.
“The driver of the car, a man believed to be 19 years of age, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately one hour. The man, who was suffering from hip and back pain was fully immobilised and given pain relief before being extricated from the vehicle, with the assistance of the fire service.
“Once freed the man was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”