Tuesday 19th May 2015 – 12.10pm – Claire Brown.
A man was given advanced life support by ambulance staff after suffering a medical episode at the wheel of his car in Wombourne this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Millfields Way, Wombourne shortly before 9.00am (Tuesday) to reports of a man in cardiac arrest in his car. An ambulance, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had collided with a tree. Passers-by were helping the driver, a man in his 60s, who had gone into cardiac arrest. Ambulance staff immediately commenced advanced life support at the scene.
“The man was given CPR and was shocked four times using a defibrillator by medics. Thankfully, the man successfully regained a pulse and started to breathe once more but was still in a serious condition. Ambulance staff conveyed him to Russells Hall Hospital by land ambulance on blue lights for further emergency treatment.”