Saturday 7th November 2015 – 8.50am – Claire Brown.
Three men were at the centre of a complex case early this morning after their car ended up teetering in a tree after colliding with a metal fence.
The incident happened outside a football training facility in Park Road, Cradley at 0.40am this morning (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and medics from West Midlands CARE team were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Emergency services arrived to find a car had left the road, gone through a metal fence and came to rest in a tree on the other side of a wall.
“The two passengers, both men believed to be in their 20s-30s, had got out of the car and had suffered relatively minor injuries. One had a facial injury which required some dressings on scene before both were taken to Russells Hall Hospital.
“The driver, a man in his 30s, was trapped in the wreckage. Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had severe back pain but were concerned there were other injuries due to the damage to the car. The man was given pain relief and the fire service worked to stabilise the precariously positioned car before working to cut the man out of the wreckage. After about half an hour, he was released, placed onto a spinal board and given a top to toe assessment which thankfully found no other serious injuries.
“He was given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”
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Photograph – please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service