Man trapped for 45 minutes

Thursday 3rd October 2013 – 9.15am – John Hawker.

A man has been trapped in the car he was travelling in for 45 minutes following a crash in Birmingham last night.  A second man was also seriously injured.

The crash occurred on Bristol Road, near Fircroft College, Selly Oak, at around 10.45pm.  Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.

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

“The two occupants of the car had suffered serious injuries, with one man being trapped in the vehicle.

“The first man, believed to be in his late 20’s, suffered serious head and spinal injuries.  He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised. 

“The second man, also believed to be in his late 20’s, suffered chest, pelvic and spinal injuries and was trapped in the vehicle.  He received emergency treatment whilst being extricated from the car. 

“Both men were transferred by ambulances to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.  The hospital had been pre alerted to the patients serious injuries and a trauma team were on standby.


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