Man airlifted from RTC

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3
Wednesday 26th March 2014 – 4.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Two men have been injured, one seriously, following a road traffic collision in Hereford today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to the junction of the A4110 and the A4103 shortly before 12.55pm this afternoon.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two Midlands Air Ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found two cars that had been in a significant collision.

“The driver of the first vehicle was trapped in his car and had sustained serious multiple injuries. Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service for approximately 40 minutes to safely extricate the man from the car.

“Due to the nature of the driver’s injuries, the trauma doctor from the Air Ambulance gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting their arrival.

“The driver of the second car was out of his vehicle on the crew’s arrival. The man was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to Hereford County Hospital.”

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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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