Thursday 10th October 2013 – 12.20pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been airlifted to hospital following a collision involving two cars and a lorry in Shrewsbury this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Olden Lane, in Ruyton XI Towns shortly before 9.00am today (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer, an area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars and a lorry which had been involved in a collision. The driver of one car, a man believed to be in his 30s, was trapped in the wreckage.
“Ambulance staff worked to assess the man and found he had suffered suspected fractures to his leg and pelvis. The team stabilised his condition with various drugs and administered pain relief to make him more comfortable before working with the fire service to carefully extricate the man from the car.
“The man was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board, pelvic and leg splints before being airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
“No one else was injured in the collision.”