Other motorists started CPR after collision on A38M

Hospital - QEHB (New)               Monday 23rd March 2015 – 7.00pm – Suzie Wheaton. A man was taken to hospital with critical injuries while three others suffered non life threatening injuries after a significant road traffic collision on one of the busiest roads in Birmingham today. West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched three ambulances, a motorcycle paramedic, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, to the A38M at the junction of the M6 shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find three cars that had been involved in a serious collision. One car was believed to have been travelling the wrong way along the Expressway. “The first car, had sustained significant damage. The driver, a man, was found in cardiac arrest with bystanders carrying out resuscitation. Ambulance crews immediately commenced advanced life support and conveyed him, via land ambulance, to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. “The crew from the air ambulance travelled on board the ambulance continuing to provide advanced medical treatment whilst en-route to hospital. “The driver of the second car, a man, was out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival. He was treated for a fractured collar bone and finger before being conveyed to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment. “The third car had also been carrying a single occupant. The man driving was treated for minor injuries and was discharged at the scene. “A fourth patient, who had not been directly involved in the collision, was also treated at the scene after becoming unwell. The man was taken to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.” Ends

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