Tuesday 31st March 2015 – 4.35pm – Chris Kowalik.
A man has been seriously injured after a tree landed on the car he was driving in Birmingham.
A passing ambulance stopped and its crew began to give help moments after it happened in Shenley Fields Road in Selly Oak shortly before 1.40pm today.
A further two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended. Despite the strong winds, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford carrying the MERIT trauma team was also sent to the scene because of the seriousness of the incident.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver who had numerous injuries including a head injury was trapped in his car. With the help of the fire service, he was freed, placed on a scoop stretcher and, accompanied by the trauma team from the air ambulance, he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”