Fatal lorry collision in Wednesbury

Friday 27th December 2013 – 6.30am – Suzie Fothergill.

A lorry driver has died following a serious collision in Wednesbury last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at the Royal British Legion on Walsall Street at approximately 8pm yesterday evening.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two paramedic ambulance officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews we called to reports of a lorry that had been in a significant collision with a building.

“On arrival at the scene crews found that the lorry had collided into the Royal British Legion with approximately a third of the lorry’s length being within the building.

“Ambulance crews worked alongside the fire service, whilst they secured the building, to ensure that everyone that had been in the property at the time of the incident were accounted for and were uninjured.

“On assessment of the lorry driver it unfortunately became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was sadly confirmed deceased at the scene.”

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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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