Sunday 8th March 2015 – 6.30pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been taken to a specialist trauma hospital with a serious head injury after his car collided with a tree in Solihull in the early hours.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Haslucks Green Road near to Drawbridge Road in Shirley, Solihull, just after midnight (Sunday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find a car which had been involved in a collision with a tree.
“The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man, was unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. Upon assessment by paramedics and the trauma doctor, they found he had sustained a serious head injury and required immediate sedation in order to stabilise his condition.
“Ambulance staff worked with the fire service to carefully release him from the wreckage whilst ensuring he remained immobilised with a spinal board. Once released, the man was taken on blue lights and sirens to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The trauma doctor travelled with the patient to hospital and continued monitoring his condition en route.
“Medics in A&E were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a serious condition.
“Two passengers from the car, both men, were out of the car when emergency services arrived. They were assessed on scene but suffered minor injuries and were described as ‘walking wounded’. Neither required hospital treatment.”