Man trapped as wall collapses

Sunday 15th December 2013 –7.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Ambulance crews were called to the rescue of a man following a wall collapse in Solihull today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the West Midlands CARE Team to the incident which took place at a private property on a road, off Bills Lane, in Shirley at approximately 11.15am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured after a wall had collapsed trapping his leg.

“The man, believed to be in his 30’s, was given pain relief at the scene and was freed from the rubble, with the assistance of the fire service.

“The man was treated at the scene for a suspected fractured leg and ankle. His leg was immobilised using a splint and the casualty was conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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