Thursday 9th October 2014 – 3.30pm – Claire Brown.
A car which collided with a tree in the Black Country this afternoon left the driver trapped in the wreckage for an hour.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Wellington Road and Green Lanes in Bilston shortly before 12.30pm earlier today (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival of the emergency services, they found a car which had left the road and collided with a tree. The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was trapped in the wreckage.
“Ambulance staff and the medic assessed the man’s condition. Remarkably, despite his leg being trapped between the seat and steering wheel column, he sustained no serious limb injuries but did have bruising and cuts to his head as well as lower back pain.
“Whilst the man was monitored and given treatment by ambulance staff, the fire service carefully extricated the man from the badly damaged car. After about an hour, the man was finally released and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital.”