Driver trapped for 45 minutes before being airlifted

Wednesday 7th October 2015 – 3.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A man was trapped in his car for 45 minutes before being airlifted to hospital following a two-car road traffic collision this morning.

The two cars both suffered front end damage in the incident which resulted in the patient who was trapped suffering serious leg and pelvic injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene on the A515 in Staffordshire, near to the junction with the B5017, shortly before 11.40am and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.


A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been severley damaged in the collision and it quickly became apparent that one of the drivers was badly trapped.

“Working alongside the fire service, ambulance staff assessed the man, believed to be in his 30s, before keeping him as still as possible whilst he was cut free.

“He was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness as well as having suspected pelvic and leg fractures.

“He was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, also a man in his 30s, escaped with minor injuries and did not require further treatment after being assessed on scene.

“The road was closed as a result of the collision and is expected to remain so for some time.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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