Tuesday 17th March 2015 – 11.00am – Claire Brown.
An unconscious man and a passer-by needed treatment by the ambulance service this morning following a road traffic collision in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car versus wall in Vicarage Road in Oldbury at 8.30am (Tuesday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, paramedics from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A car had left the road and collided with the garden wall of a property. When ambulance staff arrived a passer-by was administering excellent first aid to the driver of the car.
“The driver, a man in his 30s, was unconscious but had sustained no apparent injuries.
“Ambulance staff administered treatment to the man, who regained consciousness at the scene, and removed him from the car before immobilising him with a neck collar and spinal board. The man was taken to Sandwell Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The helpful passer-by, who reportedly smashed a window to gain access to the car in order to help the man, sustained a hand injury. Ambulance staff cleaned and dressed his wound on scene and didn’t require hospital treatment.”