Monday 25th November 2013 – 8.51pm – Murray MacGregor.
A man was trapped in the wreckage of the car he was driving for over 30 minutes after a crash in Herefordshire.
The collision between two cars happened on the B3452 at Eaton Bishop on Clehonger to Madley road at 6.10pm on Monday evening.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and a BASICS Emergency Doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found two cars that both had front end damage. One car was particularly badly damaged with the engine block having moved.
“The driver, a man in his 20s was tapped. Initially firefighters removed the doors so that ambulance staff could assess the man. The roof was then removed to allow ambulance staff to get the man out safely.
“He was suffering from a suspected fractured pelvis. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and pelvic splint before being assessed and treated on the ambulance.
“Due to the type of injury, the man was taken to the Major trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with the doctor travelling with the crew.
“En route, the ambulance rendezvoused with the MERIT Specialist Trauma Doctor who took over the transfer of the patient up to Birmingham with the ambulance crew.
“The driver of the second car, a woman in her 20s was taken to Hereford County Hospital by ambulance with an ankle injury and chest pain.”