Young driver alerted to major trauma centre after car overturns

Saturday 30th August 2014 – 10am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been seriously injured after the car he was driving left a main road and overturned in north Worcestershire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A456 at Blakedown shortly after 9.20pm last night (Friday).

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the car upright in a field. Its driver, a man in his late teens, was trapped and was cut free.

“He had arm and leg fractures and a suspected abdominal injury. A traction device was used on his leg and an arm was splinted. Pain relief and fluids were administered and, accompanied by MERIT, he was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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MERIT Van (from back)

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