Saturday 27th September 2014 – 12.50pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A pedestrian has suffered multiple serious injuries, including a significant head injury, following a collision with a car in Atherstone this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Watling Street, Witherley, shortly after 7am this morning and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic and a paramedic area support officer to the scene. An off-duty community paramedic was also on scene to offer additional support.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service man said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a man in his 30s, lying unconscious on the road and a car that had suffered significant damage to the windscreen and roof in the collision.
“The man, who remained unconscious throughout, was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for a serious head injury, a broken left leg and suspected fractures to his pelvis and spine.
“He was fully immobilised with the use of a neck collar, pelvic splint and scoop stretcher before being transported on alert to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
“Emergency medical treatment continued en-route to the hospital but unfortunately the man’s injuries are deemed to be extremely serious.
“The driver of the car was uninjured in the incident.”
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