Man trapped for 50 minutes after car and lorry collide


Tuesday 2nd August 2016 – 3pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A car driver was trapped in his vehicle for almost 50 minutes this afternoon following a collision with a lorry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Cole Hall Lane in Shard End, Birmingham, shortly after 1.05pm and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Cosford in rapid response vehicle to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, believed to be in his 60s, was receiving care from an off duty nurse when crews arrived at the scene.

“Ambulance staff assessed him and worked alongside the fire service to help rescue the man from the car, which resulted in the driver’s door having to be cut away.

“He was treated for chest and pelvic injuries and a significant leg injury. He was immobilised with the use of a pelvic binder, leg splint and scoop stretcher as well as having pain relief administered.

“Crews then transported the man to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further assessment.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the 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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