Two trapped as car overturns

Monday 4th January 2016 – 8.50am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


1 MERIT car CUT 1

Two men were trapped in a car after it overturned in a collision with street furniture in Birmingham last night (Sunday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Kingston Road in Birmingham just after 11.45pm and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had overturned after colliding with street furniture.

“There were two patients, both men in their 30s, who were trapped in the car.

“Crews assessed both men and stabilised their condition prior to them being cut free by the fire service.

“The driver of the car was treated for serious leg injuries and chest pain. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route.

“The passenger was treated for injuries to his back and face. He was also immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to the same hospital.”


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