Tuesday 31st December 2013 – 8.20pm – Claire Brown.
A pedestrian has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Staffordshire earlier this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Hednesford Road in Rugeley shortly after 5.30pm today (Tuesday). The Midlands Air Ambulance aircrew from Cosford, with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, attended the scene in a car together with an ambulance and a responder paramedic.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off duty paramedic, who had come across the incident and stopped to help, was on scene when crews arrived providing initial treatment to a man, a pedestrian, who had been seriously injured after reportedly being in collision with a vehicle.
“The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 60s, sustained a chest injury as well as suspected pelvis and lower limb injuries. He was given pain relief before crews fully immobilised him with a pelvic binder, neck collar and spinal board.
“The man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment. The doctor travelled in the ambulance with the man to continue treatment en route.”