Driver trapped for 40 minutes

Thursday 25th February 2016 – 11.45am – John Hawker.

Ambo at QE

The driver of a car that crashed in Birmingham this morning was trapped for 40 minutes after suffering serious injuries.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Lawley Middleway at around 4.40am.  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had crashed into a roundabout and suffered substantial damage.

“The man driving the car had suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. He received emergency treatment by medics at the scene and his condition was stabilised.  He was then extricated from the vehicle with the assistance of the fire service.

“Once released, the man believed to be in his 20’s, was transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Unit for further emergency treatment.

“Emergency crews worked seamlessly together to ensure that the patient received the best treatment as quickly and safely as possible.”

Ends

We have no further details on this incident.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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