Man trapped for 90 minutes

Sunday 8th December 2013 – 9.20pm – John Hawker.

A man has been trapped in the car he was driving for around 90 minutes following a serious RTC this afternoon.

The crash occurred on the A41, Chester Road, Chetwynd, towards Newport at around 4.20pm.  An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the paramedic and Doctor from Midlands Air Ambulance Airbase at Cosford attended in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a heavy good vehicle that had been in a significant collision.  Both vehicles had suffered substantial front end damage.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his early 60’s, suffered serious leg, hip, arm and facial injuries in the crash and was trapped in the vehicle.

“The man received emergency treatment whilst still in the car, including pain relief, as emergency services worked to ensure he was released as quickly and as safely as possible.  He was trapped for around 90 minutes overall.

“The roof of the vehicle was removed with the man being extricated and immobilised using a spinal board and neck collar.  He was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.  The Doctor travelled on board the ambulance en route to hospital continuing treatment with paramedics.

“The passenger of the car, a woman believed to be in her late 50’s, was checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but was not injured, and did not require hospital treatment.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the crash.”


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