Friday 17th October 2014 – 9.00pm – Claire Brown.
A team of ambulance staff provided emergency treatment to five patients following a serious two car collision in Droitwich this evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Hanbury Road shortly before 7.00pm (Friday). Five ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, two senior paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and a responder car containing the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Strensham attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a collision, both cars had sustained significant damage and three occupants were trapped.
“The driver and single occupant of one car, a 51-year-old man, was trapped and upon assessment by ambulance staff he was found to have sustained a serious chest injury, a nasty leg injury and a suspected head injury. Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to extricate him from the badly damaged car.
“Once released, the man was fully immobilised onto a spinal board and collar before being conveyed on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment. The MERIT doctor travelled with the patient to hospital to continue treatment and monitor his condition en route.
“The two rear passengers from the second car, a woman and a man, were also trapped. The 59-year-old man suffered pain in his back, chest and abdomen in the collision. He was given pain relief by ambulance staff and once extricated by the fire service the man was immobilised with a scoop stretcher and neck collar. The 51-year-old woman suffered back, neck and chest pain. She was stabilised with pain relief whilst the fire service extricated her from the wreckage before being fully immobilised. Both patients were taken by land ambulances to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
“The driver and front seat passenger from the same car, a woman and a man, had managed to get out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of the emergency services. Due to the mechanism of the collision, ambulance staff were concerned about suspected spinal injuries so both patients were immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.”