Car overturns on motorway

Rapid Response Vehicle

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 – 9.15am – Suzie Wheaton.

A man has received emergency medical treatment after the car he was travelling in overturned on the M54 in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called between junctions 4-3 of the M54 at approximately 12.40am this morning.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a car that had been in collision with the central reservation and had overturned.

“The car had been carrying a single occupant at the time of the incident. The man who had a reduced level of consciousness was treated for a potential head injury at the scene. He was fully immobilised and conveyed to the major trauma centre at University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

“The Trust’s MERIT rapid response vehicle, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, joined the ambulance crew en route to hospital. Due to the nature of the man’s injuries, the doctor gave the patient and anaesthetic on board the ambulance and travelled with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical treatment to the patient whilst en route to hospital.”


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