Fatal RTC in Shropshire

Sunday 23rd June 2013 – 11.40pm – John Hawker.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to reports of a serious RTC on the A442, between Alveley and Kidderminster at around 5.10pm.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, the West Midlands CARE Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in collision with a tree.

“The passenger in the car, a man, was in cardiac arrest and the driver, a woman was unconscious.

“Ambulance crews immediately started emergency treatment, but unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medics, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The woman, believed to be around 70 years old, suffered multiple serious injuries and received emergency treatment at the scene.  She was anaesthetised by the Doctor and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Major Trauma Unit for further treatment.

“The Hospital had been pre alerted to the woman’s arrival and her serious injuries.

“Unfortunately, at the time of the woman’s arrival at hospital her injuries were considered life threatening.”

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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