Despite our best efforts we couldn’t save him

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Thursday 5th November 2015 – 9.20pm – Claire Brown.

A man has died in a road traffic collision in Wolverhampton during rush hour earlier this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls from passers by reporting a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian on the Birmingham New Road near to Spring Road in Wolverhampton shortly before 6.00pm this evening (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival it quickly became apparent to ambulance staff that the pedestrian, a man, was in a bad way and had suffered multiple injuries.

“Paramedics and the doctor worked as a team to provide life-saving trauma care to the man at the scene. Once immobilised and packaged, he was rapidly transferred on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist regional trauma centre. Whilst en route, the man’s condition deteriorated further.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance staff and medics in A&E nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at hospital.”


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