Friday 6th June 2014 – 8.30am – Claire Brown.
One man has died and another has been seriously injured following a single car crash in Shrewsbury in the early hours.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Emstry Island on the A5 in Atcham at 2.15am this morning (Friday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had left the road and collided with a grass bank before coming to rest in an area of trees.
“The driver of the car, a man, was out of the vehicle and in cardiac arrest. Crews and the medic worked as a team to deliver advanced life support at the roadside, administering pre-hospital medical interventions in an attempt to revive the man. Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The passenger, a 19-year-old man, was trapped in the wreckage. Upon assessment, ambulance staff found he had sustained head, facial and suspected spinal injuries. Whilst medics administered treatment including pain relief, the fire service carefully worked around them to extricate the man from the car. After around 40 minutes, the passenger was freed from the car and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire for further emergency treatment.”