Monday 16th November 2015 – 10.45am – Claire Brown.
A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre following a collision involving two cars and a lorry in Shropshire this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A49 about ½ mile from the Condover turning at 8.15am this morning (Monday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Two cars and a lorry had been involved in a collision when emergency services arrived on scene.
“The driver of one car, a 45-year-old man, was trapped inside but was fully conscious and breathing. Whilst the fire service worked around ambulance staff to release the man from the wreckage, the medical team assessed him and found he had sustained a chest injury, a fractured wrist and suspected pelvic injuries.
“The man was given oxygen and an anti-haemorrhage drug to stabilise his condition before he was carefully lifted out of the car by fire and ambulance staff onto a spinal board. His arm was splinted and he was also placed in a neck collar before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the lorry and the car were out of their vehicles when we arrived on scene. The lorry driver, a man, didn’t require hospital treatment. The second car driver, a woman, sustained neck pain and was in shock. She was immobilised before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a precaution.”