A motorcyclist needed advanced trauma care after being involved in a collision with a car this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Stallings Lane and Charterfield Drive, Kingswinford at around 1.30pm (Thursday). An ambulance, a community paramedic and a critical care paramedic from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, had ended up coming to rest approximately 20 feet further down the road from where the collision happened.
“Upon assessment he was found to have sustained a nasty lower leg injury. The ambulance team worked together to administer pain relief to the man to help manage his discomfort before carefully bandaging the wounds. The man was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further assessment and treatment.
Coventry based Christ the King FC is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year and has put the safety of players and visitors at its two facilities at the ‘heart’ of its thoughts.
The club, formed in 1946, has 29 junior teams ranging from under 6’s to Under 18’s, with over 400 players and 78 coaches which all use its two home grounds in Coventry. There are also three senior teams which use the facilities.
In collaboration with West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Coventry Schools Foundation, the club has purchased two lifesaving defibrillators to be situated at the grounds and always be available in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest.
Players and members held a celebratory evening on Saturday 4th March and were joined by two footballing greats who have 76 international caps and over 500 premier league appearances between them.
Liverpool FC legends Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer talked about their life and experiences as professional footballers and also supported the official launch of the lifesaving equipment.
Christ the King FC Welfare Officer and Coach, Kieran Kennedy, said: “So far, in conjunction with West Midlands Ambulance Service, we have trained nearly 50 coaches, officials and volunteers in how to use the defibrillators and what to do should someone go into cardiac arrest.
“We are a community club with hundreds of players and supporters using the facilities each week. We are fully committed to ensuring that should the worst happen, there will be someone trained to use the defib and give them the best chance of saving someone’s life. It could literally be the difference between life and death.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Manager, Bobby Qayum, said: “With so many players and visitors each week using the facilities we are delighted to be able to get involved in this community club and help people to try and save lives.
“A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, so having the defibrillators in place will make the facilities a safer place to be.
“With a cardiac arrest, it is vital that a patient receives the correct treatment as soon as possible. The minutes before an ambulance arrives are vital in helping a person survive a cardiac arrest and we are delighted to be working with Christ the King FC to help save lives.”
The two venues, one in Coundon and one in Ash Green, are not only used by the football club and their visiting guests, but they are also a school sports facilities, which hosts cricket, rugby and hockey (7 days a week) and the local community.
Back Row – Jim Brown (Club President), Vinny Sloyan (Chairman), Jason McAteer, Robbie Fowler, Brad Thompson (Junior Club Secretary), Callum Kennedy (Junior Club Referee aged 15).
Front – Kieran Kennedy (Club Welfare Officer and Education and Training Officer for WMAS), Joseph Cronin (aged 10), Scott McDaid (aged 10), Josh Whitehouse (aged 11), Bobby Qayum (WMAS Community Response Manager).
For more information about defibrillators, contact West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Community Response Department on 01384 215 855
A man and a woman received trauma care by ambulance staff after a collision involving two vehicles in Birmingham this morning.
The incident happened in Groveley Lane, Longbridge just after 6.00am (Thursday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a responder paramedic and the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team with a doctor on board attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and a van which had been involved in a collision. The occupants of the car, a man and a woman, were trapped in the vehicle and ambulance staff worked quickly with the fire service to rapidly extricate them both.
“The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was unconscious and required advanced trauma care by ambulance staff and the doctor. Once stabilised she was alerted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further specialist care.
“The driver, a man in his 20s, suffered a serious injury in the collision. He was given treatment at the roadside before being blue lighted to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was assessed by ambulance staff but was discharged on scene.
Tuesday 8th March 2016 – 3.37pm – Murray MacGregor.
For the driver of a car that drove into the front of a sandwich shop, it is a small ‘crumb of comfort’ that neither the staff and customers inside the shop or a pedestrian that leapt out of the way, were seriously hurt.
The incident happened at The Upper Crust in Parkfield Road, Coleshill at just before midday.
An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When staff arrived at the scene they found the automatic car against the shop. It had collided with the doorway and left side window.
“Whilst it appeared that there might be some damage to the shop, the windows had held.
“Those at the scene described how the car had crossed the pavement and narrowly missed a pedestrian.
“The man had jumped out of the way in the nick of time and suffered only a glancing blow. The 42 year old was assessed but did not require any further treatment.
“No-one in the shop was hurt, though somewhat surprised by what had happened.
“The car driver, a man estimated to be in his 50s, was also unhurt.
“Ambulance staff said it was undoubtedly a ‘slice’ of good fortune that no-one was hurt.”
Saturday, 5th March 2016 – 10.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A motorist has been seriously injured after his car collided with two houses tonight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Scotia Road in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, shortly before 7pm and sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, two paramedic officers and two BASICS doctors to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a car that had suffered significant damage after colliding with two houses, before coming to rest on the opposite side of the road.
“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was still inside the vehicle and suffering from a reduced level of consciousness.
“Ambulance staff worked alongside the fire service to free the man from the car on a spinal board, with part of the door having to be cut away.
“The man was continually assessed by crews throughout the extrication before he received emergency treatment for a serious chest injury once out.
“Once his condition had been stabilised he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with the hospital having been alerted to his condition prior to arrival.”
Saturday 5th March 2016 – 10am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A woman has died following a house fire in Wolverhampton overnight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to Bradburn Road at 12.10am and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, 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: “The fire service entered the house and rescued a woman from the bathroom of the property.
“The woman was in cardiac arrest and they immediately started CPR once they got her outside.
“Ambulance staff took over treatment upon their arrival and commenced advanced life support but sadly it became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
“There were no other patients involved in the incident.”
Thursday 3rd March 2016 – 8.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A road traffic collision on the northbound M6 caused traffic misery for commuters this evening as four cars and two lorries collided.
Thankfully, there were only two patients from the incident, one of whom has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions one and two shortly after 5.20pm and sent two ambulances, a community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Remarkably, crews only had to treat one patient at the scene, a man who has been incredibly lucky to escape serious injury after his car suffered significant damage.
“The man, believed to be in his 50s, was assisted out of the vehicle by crews before being treated for cuts to his head and face.
“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and scoop stretcher before being taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by land ambulance.
“The driver of a second car, a woman thought to be in her 50s, was assessed and discharged at the scene with no injuries.
“The motorway was closed in both directions as a result of the incident leading to tailbacks north and southbound.”
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West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to a large fire at Astonfields Industrial Estate, Stafford just after 8.45am this morning.
An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team and a Paramedic Officer have attended the scene, along with colleagues from the Fire Service and the Police.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One man has been treated at the scene for minor burns to his hands. Following treatment from medics the man was discharged and did not require hospital treatment.
“Medics from the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team will remain on scene to support the fire service whilst they continue to fight the large fire.”
“Due to the large amount of smoke, local residents are advised to keep windows closed.”
A man has died following an RTC last night in Birmingham.
The incident occurred on Maypole Lane at just before 10pm. Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a motorcyclist that had suffered serious injuries and was in traumatic cardiac arrest.
“A passer-by was carrying out CPR and medics took over resuscitation attempts. Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts nothing could be done to save the man and he was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.”