Man given anaesthetic at incident scene


Monday 22nd December 2014 – 2.50pm – Suzie Wheaton.

A man has been given an anaesthetic at the scene of an incident after sustaining serious injuries in road traffic collision in Balsall Common this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, to the incident at the junction of Brees Lane and Table Oak Lane shortly before 11.15am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on the scene to find two cars that had been in collision. One of the vehicles had left the carriageway and was found in a field on the other side of a hedge.

“The driver of the car found in the field, had sustained serious head and chest injuries. The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes whilst emergency service crews worked together to safely extricate him from the vehicle.

“Due to the nature of the driver’s injuries he was given an anaesthetic at the scene and was fully immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the casualty.

“The driver of the second car was assessed at the scene but was found to be uninjured.”


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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