Friday 24th October 2014 – 6.10am – Murray MacGregor.
A man has suffered critical injuries after a crash between a car and an empty petrol taker left the car sitting on the central reservation of a busy dual carriageway.
The collision happened on the northbound A449 Worcester to Kidderminster road near to the Ombersley junction at around 7.50pm on Thursday evening.
An off duty BASICS doctor came across the incident and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found the car on the central reservation with very significant intrusion into the right hand side of the car.
“The car driver, who was thought to be in his 30s, had suffered a very serious head injury.
“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to rapidly extricate the man from the wreckage. He was anaesthetised at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“The lorry driver, a man estimated to be in his 50s was uninjured and was discharged at scene.”