Sunday 10th August 2014 – 7.30pm – Chris Kowalik.
Two men have been injured in a collision with a van in the Black Country.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Wilkin Road, Brownhills, shortly before 12.50am today
A paramedic area support officer, an advanced community paramedic, the MERIT trauma team, the West Midlands CARE team and two ambulance crews attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Two men, both in their twenties were on the pavement, injured.
“One had a head injury. He was anaesthetised and his airway maintained. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for the attention of its major trauma centre.
“The other man had knee pain and a grazed elbow. He was taken to the same hospital.”
The MERIT Trauma team consists of a trauma doctor and a critical care practitioner.
The West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) team is a group of approx 60 volunteer Doctors and Nurses who provide a medical team in support of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each team consists of a Doctor, Nurse, WMAS Incident Officer and a Trainee. The team is able to offer advanced surgical intervention, airway and equipment support. The CARE Team was formed in 1990 and is affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). The Scheme is funded entirely by charitable donations and is a registered charity number 1129027.