Friday 19th December 2014 – 11pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has been seriously injured and four other patients have also been taken to hospital following a four-car road traffic collision in Shropshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A489 near to Bishops Castle shortly after 5.15pm and sent four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was also used to help transport a patient to hospital.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find four cars that had been in collision, some of which had suffered significant damage in the incident.
“One of the cars contained a man in his 40s who was trapped in his vehicle as a result of the collision.
“The man, who was cut free from the car with the help of the fire service, had suffered head, abdominal and pelvic injuries as well as a fractured arm.
“Due to the serious nature of his condition, the man was anaesthetised and taken by land ambulance to Cosford airbase where the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire had landed to collect the patient and fly him to Royal Stoke University Hospital. The doctor travelled with the patient to continue treatment en-route.
“The remaining four patients came from the three remaining vehicles and had all suffered minor injuries.
“A man was treated for a back injury and was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board as a precaution. A woman was treated for neck and back pain whilst two further patients were treated for nose and shoulder injuries.
“All four were then taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by land ambulance.”
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