Man trapped after car suffers massive damage in collision with HGV

Thimble End Road - ErdingtonFire

Monday 22nd June 2015 – 6.56pm – Murray MacGregor.

A car driver has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after a collision between a car and an HGV.

The crash happened at about 4.30pm at the junction of Weaver Avenue and Thimble End Road in the Walmley area of Sutton Coldfield.

A rapid response vehicle, two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT Trauma Doctor on board were sent to the scene after no fewer than six 999 calls.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews found a car that had suffered very significant damage.

The man driving was disorientated and trapped by his legs. He had suffered potentially serious injuries to his pelvis and right leg. He also had facial injuries.

“While firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle, the man was treated by the ambulance staff and doctor.

“After having a neck collar fitted he was removed on a spinal board before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The lorry driver had managed to get out of the cab himself although it had suffered front end damage. He was complaining of neck and back pain and was taken to Heartlands Hospital as a precaution by land ambulance.”
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Picture courtesy of @ErdingtonFire

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