Man trapped for 40 minutes on Broad Street

Sunday 7th June 2015 – 2.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Broad Street

A car driver was trapped in his vehicle for approximately 40 minutes following a two-car collision on Broad Street, Birmingham, shortly before 11.35am this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a biker paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene, just outside Revolution Bar.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When the biker paramedic arrived on scene he discovered two cars that had been involved in a significant collision, one with front end damage and one with damage to the driver’s side of the car.

“There were three patients, one of whom was the driver of the car with damage to its side, a man thought to be in his 30s. Ambulance crews worked closely to with the fire service to treat the man as he was freed from the vehicle, a process which took approximately 40 minutes and involved the roof having to be cut off his car.

“He was treated for a fractured leg, immobilised and transported to Sandwell General Hospital. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the patient to continue treatment on route to the hospital.

“From the second car, a man and woman, both thought to be in their 40s, were treated for minor injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as a precaution.

“The incident caused significant disruption in the area with the road having to be closed.”


Notes to Editors:

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