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.”
Apologies that this is somewhat belated but I was the 59 year old man and my wife the 51 year old woman. We were hospitalized for a long time with neck, rib and multiple spinal issues. The driver, and single occupant, of the other car received a 40 month sentence on 2 counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. It was recommended that he spend a minimum of 15 months in gaol. From my perspective, and that of my wife, we want to thank the ambulance, fire and police services for their car and professionalism that night as we have both now returned to work and thanks to the paramedics and all those that attended neither of us have ended up with any permanent disabilities. Thank you.
Hi Malcolm…thank you very much for getting in touch with us.
We’re very pleased to hear that you have made a good recoevery and that justice has been done.
We will take plesaure in passing your kind words onto the staff who came to your aid.
All the very best for the future.