Monday 30th November 2015 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.
We joined forces with colleagues from the Welsh Ambulance Service to provide advanced trauma care to a teenager and a young boy injured in an RTC this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a car which had collided with a tree in Burma Road, Park Hall, Oswestry shortly after 3.15pm (Monday). An ambulance, two senior paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill were sent to the scene. The Welsh Ambulance Service also sent an ambulance, medics from a local hospital and the Wales Air Ambulance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The car had left the road and collided with a large oak tree, causing significant damage to the car. The passenger, a seven-year-old boy, had managed to get himself out of the wreckage before the emergency services arrived but the driver was trapped inside.
“Upon assessment by ambulance staff, the young boy was found to have suffered facial injuries and multiple fractures to his leg. He was given strong pain relief as well as a drug to prevent blood loss. Once stable, the boy was transferred to the awaiting Midlands Air Ambulance before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further specialist trauma care.
“The driver, a 19-year-old man, sustained significant leg fractures. Whilst ambulance staff and the medics immobilised the man and administered various trauma drugs to help stabilise his condition, the fire service worked carefully around the team to release the man from the wreckage. After around 40 minutes, the delicate operation was complete and fire and ambulance staff were able to carefully lift the man out of the car and onto a spinal board.
“The man was then airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a major trauma centre, for further treatment.”
Notes to Editor – please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service if photograph is used.