Man released from overturned car

Tuesday 10th November 2015 – 10.45am – Chris Kowalik.


A man in his twenties was freed from his overturned car by a paramedic area support officer with the help of off-duty firefighters.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Yarnfield Road, Swynnerton, Staffordshire shortly before 8am today.

In addition to the paramedic officer, a British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) Emergency Doctor and an ambulance crew attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The driver, a man in his twenties, was release from his car and assessed and monitored by ambulance service clinicians at the scene. He was found to have bruising to his chest, a neck injury and a suspected spinal injury. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and given pain relief before being taken on alert to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

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