Wednesday 13th May 2015 – 5.45pm – Chris Kowalik.
A passerby who witnessed West Midlands Ambulance Service’s handling of a car crash in Worcestershire today, approached the incident officer to tell him how reassured he was by what he saw.
The ambulance service had been called shortly before 3.45pm today to the A38 in Severn Stoke where a car containing three people had collided with two buildings. Three land ambulances attended, overseen by a paramedic area support officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “No-one in either building was injured, but there were three casualties in the car.
“A woman front-seat passenger who is in her eighties had a fractured ankle and a fractured wrist. She was given pain relief at the scene, was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A man in his fifties who was a rear seat passenger had a chest injury. He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
“The driver, a man in his 80s, had tenderness in his back. With the help of the fire service, he was cut free from the car. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and a neck collar was applied. He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
“After the three ambulances had left, the paramedic area support officer who remained at the scene for a little while longer was approached by a man who watched our crews’ handling of the situation and said he was reassured.”