Sunday 14th June 2015 – 8.45pm – Claire Brown.
Despite the best efforts of bystanders and medics, a lorry driver has died at the wheel of his HGV in Tamworth this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a HGV which had left the carriageway and collided with trees on the A5 between Wilnecote and Tamworth, shortly before 5.00pm (Sunday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a HGV which had collided with trees at the side of the road. The lorry driver was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by bystanders.
“Ambulance crews took over resuscitation attempts administering advanced life support. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene.”