Sunday 4th August 2013 – 10.00am – Claire Brown.
One woman has died and two men have been injured in a single car road traffic collision in Wolverhampton earlier today.
The incident happened on the A4123 Birmingham Road near Curzon Street at 3.45am this morning (Sunday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car on its side which had been involved in significant collision with a lamppost. Two occupants were trapped inside and a third had managed to get out of the car. Bystanders, police and fire colleagues were providing first aid to all three.
“One occupant inside the car, a woman, was in cardiac arrest. Crews and the doctor worked with the fire service to rapidly extricate her from the vehicle. Sadly, despite resuscitation efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.
“The second occupant, a man believed to be in his 30s, was mechanically trapped in the wreckage from his waist down. The doctor and crews found the man had a fractured arm but were unable to establish if the man had any other injuries. He was given strong pain relief before crews and the doctor worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the vehicle. After two hours of being trapped, the man was released from the vehicle and had suffered a suspected fractured foot and leg injuries. He was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splints before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to New Cross Hospital.
“The third occupant, a man in his 30s, had self-extricated from the car and had sustained lacerations to his face and neck pain. He was assessed and treated on scene before being taken to the same hospital for treatment.”