Monday 15th December 2014 – 8.30pm – Murray MacGregor.
A man has been taken to a major trauma centre in a critical condition after a three car crash in Shropshire.
The collision happened on a straight piece of road at about 5.35pm on Monday evening on the A49 between the Sundorne and Battlefield Islands in Shrewsbury.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. They were joined by the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic from the Midlands Air Ambulance at RAF Cosford who were in a response vehicle.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first car had suffered very significant damage. The driver, a man estimated to be about 30 years old, had suffered serious multiple injuries and was trapped.
“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to rapidly extricate him from the wreckage. The doctor from the air ambulance anaesthetised him at scene before travelling with him on a land ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. On arrival, his condition was described as critical.
“There were a man and a woman in the second car, which had front end damage. The woman had a fractured wrist, while the man had back pain. Both were treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“Two women in the third car, which had suffered rear end damage, were assessed at the scene before being discharged.”