Car and lorry crash on A49 in Shropshire

Thursday 2nd July 2015 – 8.35pm – Chris Kowalik.

A paramedic on his way to work for his night shift stopped to help when he came across a crash on the A49 at Leebotwood.

But he’s also a Medical First Responder, meaning he carries his response bag with him and gets called out to incidents as a paramedic when he’s off shift.

He was first at the scene of the collision involving a lorry and a car near the railway crossing. West Midlands Ambulance Service’s control room also got a 999 call about it at 6.15pm.

Joining the Medical First Responder at the scene were an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had left the road and was very badly damaged. The medical first responder found its driver, a man, injured at the wheel.

“Ambulance service personnel bandaged a head wound, gave him oxygen and immobilised him onto a scoop stretcher. He was taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“The lorry driver was uninjured.”

Lorry and car crash on A49 02-07-15

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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