Saturday 7th September 2013 – 6.30am – Claire Brown.
A man has died and a woman has been injured in a single car road traffic collision in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Colliery Road in Brereton at 9.20pm yesterday evening (Friday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, a BASICS doctor and nurse and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A car had reportedly left the road and collided with a tree. The driver of the car, a man, was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by two off duty nurses and a police officer.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts of bystanders, ambulance crews and medics nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.
“The front seat passenger, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was trapped in the wreckage. Upon assessment, crews and the medics found she had suffered a head injury. They worked with the fire service to extricate her from the car before she was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board.
“The woman was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.”