Wednesday 23rd September 2015 – 2.40pm – Claire Brown.
A man who went into cardiac arrest after his car overturned was resuscitated by ambulance staff at the scene before being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.
The incident happened in Venture Way, Brierley Hill, shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a community paramedic and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene. A paramedic training officer from the Trust came across the incident and stopped to help at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the first ambulance crew arrived the car was on its side, propped up by metal railings at the side of the road. The driver, a man, was quickly assessed and was found to be suffering a heart attack.
“Sadly his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. The team of ambulance staff commenced advanced life support at the scene and administered five shocks to his heart using a defibrillator.
“After a while the team managed to restart his heart and he was alerted to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance. The training officer travelled with the ambulance crew to hospital to continue treatment en route. The man’s condition was said to be critical.
“A passenger in the car, a woman in her 50s, managed to get herself out of the vehicle and, upon assessment was found to be uninjured.”