Saturday 1st March 2014 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
A dog has died and a man has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had been in collision with a tree at the junction of School Lane and Bowling Green Lane in Exhall at around 10.50am today (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had been in collision with a tree. The car had also been in collision with a dog which had been out walking with its owner. Sadly, the dog died at the scene.
“The driver of the car, a 28 year old man, sustained significant leg injuries and suspected pelvic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.
“Whilst ambulance staff administered pain relief and medical treatment to the man, the fire service carefully worked around them to extricate him from the car by cutting off the roof and doors. The car had sustained significant front end damage and, after an hour and a half and with excellent team work between both emergency services, the man was released from the wreckage.
“Once fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint, the man was taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”
Saturday 1tst March 2014 – 9.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two people have been treated by ambulance crews and conveyed to hospital following a road traffic collision in Kidderminster in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call just before 2.45am to reports of a van that had been in collision with a wall near to Rousbine Caravine Park in Callow Hill.
Two ambulances, a paramedic support officer, a community paramedic and the MERIT Trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were called to reports of a van that had been in collision with a wall.
“There were two patients in the vehicle, both of whom had to be extricated.
“Following assessment by ambulance crews it was determined that the first passenger, a man in his 40s, required emergency treatment on scene for head and chest injuries.
“Due to the serious nature of the man’s condition, the doctor decided to anaesthetise at scene.
“Once the man’s condition was stabilised he was fully immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, a major trauma unit.
“The doctor travelled with the patient to hospital to continue treatment on route.
“The second passenger, a man in his 20s, suffered suspected pelvic injuries and after treatment was also fully immobilised, with the addition of a pelvic binder, and conveyed in convoy to the same hospital for further assessment.”