Wednesday 4th June 2014 – 7.10am – Claire Brown.
One man has died and another has been seriously injured after the car they were in collided with a garden wall in the Black Country last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to reports of a car which had been in collision with a wall in St. Peters Road, Netherton, Dudley at around 9.20pm (Tuesday). One of the occupants was in cardiac arrest and CPR instructions were given to bystanders at the scene during the 999 call. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car which had collided with a wall. The front seat passenger, a man, was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by members of the public.
“The ambulance staff worked as a team to continue CPR on the man, administering advanced pre hospital treatment. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.
“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, sustained a fractured jaw and a serious chest injury. He was given oxygen, pain relief and carefully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”