Tuesday 9th August 2016 – 4.40pm – Claire Brown.
A road traffic collision involving a car and a HGV this afternoon saw one man airlifted and two others requiring hospital treatment.
The incident happened on the A38 heading towards Birmingham near Bassetts Pole at around 1.30pm (Tuesday). Two ambulances, three senior paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival ambulance staff found a HGV and a car which had been involved in a collision. The car, which had ended up further down the carriageway against the central reservation barrier, sustained serious damage. An off duty doctor was on scene providing initial medical care to the patients. The rear seat passenger of the car, a man in his 20s, had managed to crawl out of the rear window before emergency services arrived and was found on the grass verge. Upon assessment, ambulance staff found the man with abdominal pain. He was given trauma care before being immobilised and carried to the awaiting air ambulance, which had landed on the carriageway, before being airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further trauma care.
“The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, sustained a suspected fractured arm and neck tenderness. Ambulance staff administered treatment to the man whilst the fire service worked to extricate him from the wreckage. Once freed, the man was immobilised before being taken to Heartlands Hospital by land ambulance.
“The front seat passenger, a 32-year-old man, suffered chest injuries. He was administered pain relief whilst the fire service worked around the team of ambulance staff to release him from the car. The man was then taken by land ambulance to Good Hope Hospital.
“The driver of the HGV was uninjured.”