Saturday 29th August 2015 – 7.25am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
One man has died and another has been seriously injured after they were both ejected from their vehicle in a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Small Heath Highway, Birmingham, shortly after 11.25pm and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find four patients in total, two of whom were men who had been ejected from their vehicle.
“The men had been ejected when the car they were travelling in rolled and come to rest the right way up, on the opposite side of the carriageway. The car had collided with the central reservation and a lamppost in the incident.
“Bystanders were already carrying out CPR on one of the men prior to our arrival. Ambulance crews then took over and began administering advanced life support but unfortunately it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The second man, believed to be in his 50s, was also in cardiac arrest. Again crews carried out advanced life support and were successfully able to restart the man’s heart.
“He had suffered a significant head injury in the incident and was quickly transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“Unfortunately his injuries are thought to be extremely serious.
“The two other patients, both men in their 20s, had suffered minor injuries. One was treated for a minor pelvic injury and immobilised as a precaution.
“They were both transported to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”