Man Seriously Injured In Alcester

Friday 21st March 2014 – 1.30pm– Jamie Arrowsmith.

HMED 09 at UHNS

A man has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining several serious injuries in a road traffic incident in Alcester this morning (Friday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had overturned on the A435, outside Ragley Hall, shortly before 9.40am. An ambulance, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and a Paramedic Area Support Officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had come to rest on its roof and its occupant, a man believed to be in his late 80s, was trapped as a result.

“The man suffered suspected chest and pelvic injuries, as well as hip and arm injuries.

“Whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and medical treatment to him, the fire service worked carefully to extricate the man from the vehicle. As a result of the significant damage sustained by the car, it took almost 45 minutes for the man to be cut free.

“Once his condition had been stabilised, the man was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint. He was then carried on a stretcher to the air ambulance, which had landed in a nearby field, before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, for further emergency treatment.

“The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the patient.

“There were no other vehicles involved.”

ENDS

We have no further details on this incident.

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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