Sunday 16th November 2014 – 9am – Steve Parry
A man has been taken to hospital after his car collided with a milk lorry in the Hockley area of Birmingham earlier today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Spring Hill, Hockley at just before 5am.
An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, two paramedic responders and the MERIT team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews treated a man believed to be in his thirties after his vehicle collided with a milk tanker.
“The patient was trapped in his vehicle which was significantly damaged.
“The patient was treated for serious ‘life changing injuries’ including leg fractures, chest and back injuries. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, splints and spinal board and given analgesia before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
“The driver of the lorry was assessed at scene but did not require hospital treatment.”
In a separate incident in the City, a pedestrian was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance after a collision with a car.
The incident took place in Paradise Place at 2.20am. A man in his twenties was treated by an ambulance crew and MERIT for a serious head injury.