Monday 12nd May 2014 – 11.35pm – Murray MacGregor.
A pedestrian has suffered a potentially serious head injury after a collision with a car in Dudley. The crash happened on Queens Cross near the Cemetery at 9.20pm on Monday evening.
Witnesses told ambulance staff that a man, in his mid 30s, had collided with the car leaving damage to the bumper and a ‘bullseye’ on the windscreen.
An ambulance that was taking a patient to Russells Hall Hospital came across the collision and provided aid until a further ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor arrived at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was initially unconscious but started to come round as he was treated.
The doctor prepared the patient for anaesthesia, but in the end that was not required. He was immobilised using a specialist stretcher and head blocks before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the doctor travelling with the ambulance crew.
“The doctor reported that the man’s condition was stable and the initial work at the hospital showed that his injuries did not appear as serious as might have been expected.
“The woman driving the car was uninjured.
“The Trust would like to thank a member of the public who stopped at the scene to provide assistance. The first crew on scene were very grateful for his help.” We have no details about this individual.