Elderly man injured in lorry collision in Wolverhampton


Tuesday 16th August 2016 – 3.40pm – Claire Brown.

A collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry in Bilston this afternoon left an elderly man injured.

The incident happened at the junction of Tunnel Street and Avenue Road in Bilston shortly before 1.00pm (Wednesday). An ambulance, two paramedic area support officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived the man was still lying underneath the lorry but thankfully wasn’t trapped and was fully conscious and breathing. Upon assessment it was clear to them that the man, believed to be in his 70s, had sustained a nasty injury to one foot, cuts and bruises to his other foot and a cut to his ear after reportedly being clipped by the lorry.

“The man was moved from the road and into the ambulance by stretcher to be given a further thorough assessment. The man’s injuries were stabilised and dressed and he was fully immobilised before being taken to New Cross Hospital for further care.”

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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