Thursday 2nd July 2015 – 9.50am – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff provided emergency trauma care to a man whose car ended up partially trapped beneath a lorry on the M6 in Cannock this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had been involved in a collision with a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 11 and 10a near Hilton Park Services at 8.07am (Thursday).
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency services arrived they found a car which had sustained significant damage following a collision with a lorry. The front of the car was underneath the rear of the lorry and the car driver, a man, was trapped in the wreckage.
“Whilst police closed both carriageways of the motorway so that the air ambulance could land close by, ambulance staff began assessing the man who was in a serious condition after sustaining injuries to his chest and face. Whilst the team of medics administered treatment and worked with the fire service to rapidly extricate the man, his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. After 20 minutes of advanced life support and pre-hospital interventions, ambulance staff and the doctor managed to restart the man’s heart.
“The trauma doctor travelled in the land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a regional trauma centre, to continue emergency care en route. The man’s condition is said to be critical.”