Wednesday 6th May 2015 – 7.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after being trapped for an hour following a collision between a car and a heavy goods vehicle in Shropshire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A41 in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, shortly after 3.25pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, with a doctor and a critical care paramedic on board, to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car and a heavy goods vehicle, both with front end damage.
“The car had suffered significant damage in the incident and the driver of which, a man in his 70s, was trapped for approximately one hour as a result.
“The man, who was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness, was assessed by ambulance crews before carefully being freed from the vehicle with the help of the fire service.
“He was treated for a head injury as well as suspected fractures to his leg and hip. He was sedated in order to stabilise his condition and immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed and discharged on scene.”