Sunday 16th August 2015 – 10am – Chris Kowalik.
Two men were trapped after the car they were in turned upside down off the M6.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway near Corley Services shortly before 12.25am today.
Two ambulance crews, the West Midlands CARE team, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, the Hazardous Area Response team and the MERIT Trauma Team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended. Police and the fire service also attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car left the motorway, hit some trees and landed upside down.
“One of the men was trapped inside the car, the other was underneath it. They are both in their twenties.
“All the emergency services worked very well together in what was a very dark location. The first police officers on scene gave excellent care to the two men providing oxygen to one of the men who was struggling to breathe and supporting the head of the other. The fire service helped free them from their very badly damaged car.
“Ambulance crews fully immobilised one of the men who had a head injury. The other had a suspected head injury and was anaesthetised by doctors on scene and his airway maintained.
“Both men were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”
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.