Sunday 27th March 2016 – 8.35am – Murray MacGregor.
A man who was found semi-conscious in the road has been taken to a major trauma centre.
The man was found by a passing motorist opposite the Shell Garage in Belvederre Road, Burton on Trent at about 4.20am on Sunday morning. The driver pulled him out of the road for safety.
Two ambulances, one from East Midlands Ambulance Service and one from West Midlands Ambulance Service, were sent to the scene along with a rapid response vehicle.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, had suffered multiple injuries, the most serious of which was to his head.
“Due to his condition, the ambulance staff asked for the MERIT Trauma doctor to be sent.
“Due to the location of the MERIT doctor and the serious condition of the patient, it was agreed that the ambulance crew would rendezvous with the doctor en-route to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“The WMAS Regional Trauma Desk co-ordinated the two meeting just off the A38. On assessment by the doctor, the man was anaesthetised on the back of the ambulance before the doctor travelled with the crew to Stoke.
“This was a complex case, but due to well rehearsed procedures in place, the man was given excellent care.”