Thursday 27th March 2014 – 4.15pm – Claire Brown.
A 35ft tall tree has left a man in hospital after it fell on top of him in his back garden in Cradley Heath this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Greenfield Avenue in Cradley Heath shortly before 11.00am this morning (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man had reportedly been cutting down the tree when it landed on top of him. A neighbour quickly pulled the man from beneath the tree and, when crews arrived, he was lying on the floor in pain.
“Upon assessment, ambulance staff and the doctor found he had left sided pain in his pelvis, back, lower abdomen and neck. He was given pain relief before being immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.
“The man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”