Saturday 5th September 2015 – 6.45pm – Claire Brown.
An elderly man received vital trauma care from the ambulance service after a tractor RTC in Worcestershire this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a man who had been in collision with a tractor at a property off the A44 in Whitbourne, heading towards Bringsty at 12.20pm this afternoon (Saturday).
A local community first responder was sent to the scene along with two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man, believed to be in his 70s, had sustained serious pelvic and abdominal injuries after the wheels of the tractor had driven over his torso.
“Crews and the medic worked as a team to carry out a full assessment on the man and suspected he had a fractured pelvis and other internal injuries. They administered pain relief, fluids and other drugs before he was fully immobilised which included the use of a pelvic splint to help support his injuries.
“The man, who was in a serious condition, was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist trauma centre, for further emergency care.”