Car in collision with tree in Solihull

Sunday 9th August 2015 – 12noon – Chris Kowalik.

Two men were injured when the car they were in hit a tree in Solihull in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Streetsbrook Road and Sharmans Cross Road shortly after 1.15am.

Two ambulance crews, an advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the West Midlands CARE Team attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two men are both in their twenties. The driver had a broken arm and a tender abdomen. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Heartlands Hospital by ambulance accompanied by the CARE team.

“The passenger who had managed to get himself out of the car after the crash, didn’t appear injured but, as a precaution due to the nature of the crash, he was also immobilised and was taken to the same hospital by ambulance and accompanied by the community paramedic.”

The West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) team is a group of approx 60 volunteer Doctors and Nurses who provide a medical team in support of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each team consists of a Doctor, Nurse, WMAS Incident Officer and a Trainee. The team is able to offer advanced surgical intervention, airway and equipment support. The CARE Team was formed in 1990 and is affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). The Scheme is funded entirely by charitable donations and is a registered charity number 1129027.



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