Pedestrian suffers significant head injury in collision with car

Saturday 27th September 2014 – 12.50pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Car v pedestrian

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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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the picture to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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