Man injured in car v lamp-post collision in Coventry

Ambulance and RRV

Friday 30th May 2014 – 4.15pm – Claire Brown.

A responder paramedic was at an injured man’s side within seconds administering treatment after coming across a road traffic collision in Coventry this afternoon.

The responder paramedic stopped to help after a car collided with a lamp-post at the junction of Gayer Street and Old Church Road just after 12.30pm today (Friday). The responder paramedic was backed up by an ambulance crew.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver and single occupant of the car, a 21 year old man, sustained a leg injury and a suspected fractured pelvis in the collision.

“The paramedic and ambulance crew administered pain relief and oxygen to the man whilst fire fighters carefully extricated him from the wreckage. The man was immobilised with a neck collar, pelvic splint and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”

 

ENDS

 

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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