Man critically injured after RTC with tree

Monday 5th August 2013 – 8.52pm – Murray MacGregor.

A young man has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after his car crashed in the Streetly area.

The crash happened at just before 12.15pm on Monday lunchtime on Hardwick Road, close to Sutton Park.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found a car that was propped up at an angle against a tree. A garden wall was damaged next to it and there was significant intrusion into the driver’s side door.

“The 21 year old driver had suffered a very serious chest injury. Ambulance staff used advanced skills at the scene before the man was airlifted to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The man was anaesthetised shortly after arrival due to his potentially life threatening injuries.”



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