Wednesday 9th December 2015 – 9.45am – Claire Brown.
Emergency services worked as a team to rescue and treat a seriously injured man following a road traffic collision in Staffordshire last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Sandy Lane in Rugeley shortly after 10.10pm yesterday (Tuesday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Fire and ambulance staff arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a collision. One man, believed to be in his 30s, was trapped in one car and upon assessment by ambulance staff was found with serious head and chest injuries.
“The 999 team worked together to quickly extricate him from the car. Once released, the man was immobilised and given advanced trauma care before being blue-lighted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. The doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment and assessment en route.”