Saturday 20th June 2015 – 7.45pm – John Hawker.
A man has been resuscitated with the help of bystanders at the scene of a crash this afternoon in the Black Country.
The incident occurred on Oakham Road at around 3.00pm this afternoon. A rapid response vehicle, three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man that was in traumatic cardiac arrest following a collision and was being given excellent CPR by bystanders.
“It is believed the man was with his family getting into their parked car on the road, when another vehicle crashed into it.
“The man, believed to be in his 30’s, suffered serious head injuries and continued to receive emergency treatment at the scene by Medics. The man’s condition was stabilised and he was transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment. The trauma Doctor and Air Crew travelled with the patient on the land ambulance to hospital.
“Unfortunately, the man was still in a very serious condition.
“A woman who was in the parked car suffered an arm injury, and two young children both suffered minor injuries. All three received treatment at the scene before being transferred by ambulance to Russell’s Hall Hospital for further treatment.
“The driver of the car which was travelling along Oakham Road was checked over at the scene by medics but did not require further treatment.
“Thanks to the actions of the bystanders, the seriously injured man has been given the best possible chance of survival by them quickly carrying out CPR.”
We have no further details on this incident. We do not have any contact details for the bystanders to contact them on behalf of the media.
I can do CPR and applaud the man who stopped and helped the injured.