Man cut free after rolls three times across central reservation

Sunday 11th October 2015 – 1.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Bromford Lane Oct 11 2015

A car rolled three times and collided with a tree before crossing the central reservation and coming to rest on all four wheels on the wrong side of the road this morning.

The driver of the vehicle, a man, was trapped as a result of the incident and had to be cut free, a process which took about 45 minutes.

The crash took place shortly before 9.30am on Bromford Lane in Ward End, Birmingham and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews discovered a single patient, a man in his 20s, who was suffering from a reduced level of consciousness.

“Once the fire service had cut part of the car away, ambulance staff worked alongside them to free the man from the vehicle.

“He was treated for head and abdomen injuries, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance. The doctor from the air ambulance travelled in the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route.

“Crews were told the car left the road after clipping a kerb and collided with a tree located on the central reservation before rolling three times onto the wrong side of the road.”


Notes to Editors:

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

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