Tuesday 5th January 2016 – 10.50am – Chris Kowalik.
A man has been flown to a major trauma centre after the car he was driving collided with another in Shropshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4396 between Knockin and Llynclys shortly after 6.20am today.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team attended. The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford landed on the illuminated helipad at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry because it was still too dark at the time to land at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of the drivers, a man in his twenties, was trapped in his car and had to be freed with the help of the fire service. He had numerous serious injuries. He was given advanced pain relief and was immobilised at the scene. He was then taken by land ambulance to the waiting air ambulance at Oswestry for the flight to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment from its trauma team.
“The other driver, a woman in her thirties, had a suspected dislocated shoulder. She was given pain relief and a splint was applied. She was taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”
Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service