Man sedated after car and lorry collide


Sunday 22nd November 2015 – 9.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has been cut free from his car and sedated after suffering multiple serious injuries when a car and lorry collided tonight.

It is the second serious incident on the same road within the space of 24 hours as West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A40 in Lea, Ross-on-Wye shortly before 6.40pm.

As was the case with the previous night’s RTC, multiple resources were sent to the scene including two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic, two BASICS doctors, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Strensham in a rapid response vehicle.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a man, thought to be in his 20s, who was semi-conscious and trapped in his car following collision with a HGV. The car had suffered front end damage.

“A rapid extrication took place due to the condition of the patient with crews working alongside the fire service to carefully cut him out of the car.

“He was treated for multiple injuries including a serious head injury, a right arm fracture and fractures to both of his legs. He was also treated for a suspected pelvic injury.

“The man, who was immobilised, was also anaesthetised in order to stabilise his condition before being alerted in to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“Unfortunately, the man’s injuries are thought to be extremely serious.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed at the scene but uninjured in the collision.”


Notes to Editors:

We have no further details on this incident.

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