A pedestrian is in a critical condition after a collision with a car on a country lane


Monday 10th November 2014 – 8.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

A pedestrian has been taken to a major trauma unit by ambulance in a crtical condition after suffering significant head injuries after a collision with a car.

The collision happened at about 5.45pm near to the junction of Burnhill Green Road and Snowdon Road in Burnhill Green, South Staffordshire.

The MERIT Trauma Doctor from Cosford was first on scene in a response vehicle along with a community paramedic, an ambulance and a paramedic officer.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at what was described as a country lane, the ambulance staff found a middle aged man with serious head and facial injuries and a possible fractured pelvis.

“A bystander was doing an excellent job of administering basic first aid on the man.

“The car involved had suffered significant damage to the windscreen.

“The pedestrian was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board as well as having a pelvic splint put in place. The man was also anaesthetised by the doctor at the scene.

“He was then taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“The car driver was not seen by ambulance staff.”

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