Car Traps Driver Against Kerb

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Friday 5th September 2014 – 4.45pm – Steve Parry.

A man was trapped for almost an hour after he was ejected from his car and trapped between the front wheel of his vehicle and the kerbside.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of the incident at Barr Beacon car park near Walsall, at just before 3pm.

An ambulance; a paramedic in a rapid response car; a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were called to a single vehicle incident on Barr Beacon car park.

“The driver, believed to be in his eighties, appears to have been ejected from his car and was found trapped between the front wheel and kerbside.

“Medics treated the patient for serious head, arm and back injuries.

“The patient was stabilised and fully immobilised as a precaution, with the use of a neck collar and spinal board, before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.”


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