Driver dies in single car RTC

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Wednesday 30th September 2015 – 7.45am – Claire Brown.

Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, a man’s life couldn’t be saved after the car he was driving collided with a tree and lamppost in Dudley last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a single car which had left the road at the junction of the Birmingham New Road and Priory Road in Tipton, Dudley at 10.20pm (Tuesday). A paramedic area support officer and two ambulance crews attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had suffered extensive damage. The driver and passenger had managed to get out of the car unaided.

“Whilst the driver, a man, was being assessed and treated in the back of the ambulance his condition quickly deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. The ambulance crew and paramedic officer commenced resuscitation efforts and, due to his condition, left the scene for nearby Russells Hall Hospital under blue light conditions. Ambulance staff continued advanced life support en route to A&E. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff and hospital medics nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.

“The passenger of the car, a man, sustained a head injury and a suspected fractured wrist. He was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to the same hospital for further treatment.”


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