Fatal crash in Worcester

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Saturday 12th October 2013 – 6.15pm – Claire Brown.

One man has died and a second has been seriously injured in a two car crash in Worcester earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4538 Pershore Lane near to the Sixways Stadium in Worcester shortly after 2.15pm this afternoon (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and a second Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.

“One man was trapped in the wreckage in one car and was in a serious condition. Whilst ambulance crews began treating the man his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

“Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support in an attempt to resuscitate the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A 59 year old man from the second car was also trapped and had sustained fractures to his ankles as well as injuries to his hip, wrist and pelvis. Once the man had been stabilised with pain relief, ambulance staff worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.

“After around 30 minutes, the man was released from the wreckage. He was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splints before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

 

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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