Wednesday 20th August 2014 – 11.45am – Suzie Wheaton.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious multiple injuries in a road traffic collision this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A4110 in Canon Pyon at approximately 6.55am this morning.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, were dispatched to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews found a car that was on fire after it had reportedly been in collision with a tree.
“The driver of the car, a man, was out of the vehicle. Crews immediately treated him for extensive burns to his body and multiple fractures to his arm and legs.
“Due to the serious nature of the man’s injuries, the doctor gave the man an anaesthetic at the scene before he was airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.
“The hospital was pre-alerted to the critical condition of the patient and medics were on standby awaiting his arrival.”