Monday 22nd December 2014 – 9.01pm – Murray MacGregor.
A man has been taken to a major trauma centre after being trapped in the wreckage of a car for about an hour on Monday evening. The second car involved had a small fire in it.
The two car crash happened at about 6.30pm on the A458 about half a mile to the north west of Cressage in Shropshire
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the MERIT Trauma doctor and the crew from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, who responded in a response vehicle, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars that had suffered massive damage after a collision.
“The trapped man was in the first car. The driver, who was estimated to be about 30 years old had suffered multiple fractures to his legs, pelvis, left arm and had a head injury. Working with firefighters, ambulance staff very carefully freed him.
“He was assessed at the scene and had splints put in place along with advanced pain relief before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The trauma doctor travelled with the patient.
“The driver of the second car had managed to get out of his vehicle. It suffered a small fire but a member of the public used a fire extinguisher to put it out.
“The man, who was estimated to be in his 40s, had suffered minor injuries, but due to the level of damage to the vehicles, was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for precautionary checks.”