Saturday 7th December 2013 – 8.45am – John Hawker.
Three people have died, and three people have been injured in a multi vehicle crash near Tamworth last night.
The crash occurred on Trinity Road, Freasley at around 5.10pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a Community First Responder and a BASICS Doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four vehicles that are believed to have been in a collision; three cars and a tipper truck type vehicle.
“Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save a woman and two men that were travelling in the same car, and all three were confirmed dead at the scene by medics.
“The man driving a separate car suffered neck pain and was treated at the scene. He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board and transferred by ambulance to Good Hope Hospital for further treatment.
“The occupant of the third car, a woman, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.
“The man driving the tipper truck, also suffered minor injuries and was treated at scene then discharged.”
Notes to Editors: We have no ages for any of the patients involved in this incident.
Good morning…in regard to your comment about CFRs, some of those who trained in the days of Staffordshire Ambulance Service were trained to a much higher level of qualification than is normal today. They are therefore sent to some RTCs where their skill level is appropriate. Thanks for your question.
1. Don’t know exact details but it was similar to that given to EMTs. These additional skills meant that they were sent to a range of incidents that CFRs who undergo the FPOS intermediate training package are not. Out of interest, why do you ask?
2. Their training dated back prior to the merger of ambulance services in 2006 and Staffordshire in 2007.
3. Sorry – don’t have those details to hand.
4. People are only taken to hospital if the clinicians on scene feel that it is appropriate. Presumably on this occasion, they did not feel it appropriate.
5. Cetainly – Murray MacGregor, Communications DIrector – would you care to do the same?