Sunday 7th September 2014 – 8.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.
A man had to be cut free from his car following a road traffic collision in Wolverhampton today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic, to the incident on Codsall Road at approximately 2pm this afternoon.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found two cars that had been in collision. One of the vehicles had sustained extensive damage to the front leaving its driver trapped by his legs.
The driver, a man in his mid-20’s, was extricated from the vehicle, with the assistance of the fire service, and was treated for serious injuries to both of his legs. The casualty was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A second man in his 20’s was treated at the scene for a knee injury. He was immobilised and conveyed, via land ambulance, to New Cross Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”