Sunday 8th June 2014 – 11.30pm – Claire Brown.
A two car crash in a village in Shropshire left a man requiring vital emergency treatment by ambulance staff after he was trapped in the wreckage for over an hour this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4363 in Kinlet at 8.15pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill, two senior incident officers and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Two cars had been involved in a collision causing significant damage. The driver and single occupant of one car, a 47-year-old man, was mechanically trapped by his feet due to the significant front intrusion to the drivers’ side. Ambulance staff assessed the man and found he had sustained nasty fractures to his knee, lower leg and upper arm. They immediately administered drugs to help manage his pain.
“Whilst ambulance staff and medics worked as a team to deliver pre-hospital interventions and further advanced pain relief, the fire service began the process of carefully cutting the man out of the car. After an hour and 45 minutes, the man was released from the vehicle and immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg and arm splints. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment. The trauma doctor travelled in the ambulance with the patient to continue advanced treatment en route.
“The driver and passenger of the second car, two women in their 40s, sustained a minor chest injury caused by their seatbelts. Both were assessed by ambulance staff and discharged on scene.”