Man receives trauma care at roadside after collision


Tuesday 15th December 2015 – 4.00pm – Claire Brown.

A young man needed help from us earlier today after he was injured in a road traffic collision.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Pershore Road in Selly Park, Birmingham just after 11.30am (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man had reportedly collided with a car which knocked him unconscious. When ambulance staff arrived he had recovered and was conscious and breathing. Upon assessment, it was clear the man had sustained a nasty lower leg injury which required some immediate treatment at the roadside to make the man more comfortable. Crews were also concerned that he had also suffered a head injury.

“The man was given pain relief and, once it had taken affect, the CARE team critical care paramedic worked with colleagues to carefully immobilise his leg with a splint. Once staff were happy that the man was stable for transport, he was taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.”




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