Man trapped for an hour with a serious head injury after crash

Ambo and Fire at Night

Tuesday 6th January 2015 – 12:22am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has suffered serious head injuries after a crash that left the car he was driving badly damaged.

The incident happened at about 8.40pm on Monday evening on Pitsford Street in the Hockley area of Birmingham.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered very significant damage to the driver’s side after it struck a wall and a lamppost.

“The front seat and rear seat passengers were both able to get out of the vehicle but the driver was trapped for around an hour.

“The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, had suffered a fractured skull and other injuries.

“Firefighters and ambulance staff worked together to free him. He was then treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the doctor travelling with the ambulance crew.

“A woman in her 20s and a teenage boy, who had been able to get out of the vehicle, were taken by a second ambulance to City Hospital with minor injuries after an assessment at the scene.”
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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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