Tuesday 25th February 2014 – 10.45pm – Claire Brown.
A road traffic collision involving three cars has left one man seriously injured and two other people in hospital this evening.
Two of the Trust’s ambulance crews, who were transporting patients to hospital, came across the crash on the A53 in Stanton upon Hine Heath in Shropshire shortly after 7.30pm (Tuesday) and immediately called for back-up before rendering aid. Two further ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
The two additional ambulances to arrive on scene took over the care and transport of the two patients who were already en route to hospital.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The drivers, and sole occupants, of all three cars had been injured in the collision. An 18 year old man, the most seriously injured, and a woman in her 40s were both trapped in the wreckage.
“Upon assessment by ambulance crews, the 18 year old was found to have sustained multiple lower leg fractures, a fractured pelvis and suspected internal injuries. He was given intravenous pain relief and fluids before ambulance crews worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.
“Crews fully immobilised the man with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint. Due to the condition of the man and the close proximity of University Hospital North Staffordshire by air, the man was flown to the major trauma centre by police helicopter with a paramedic on board.
“The woman sustained a suspected fractured rib and knee pain. She too was extricated by the fire service and immobilised by ambulance crews before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“The third driver, a man, suffered a laceration to his face and was treated on scene before being taken to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.”