An elderly man was airlifted after collapsing shortly after an RTC

Friday 2nd September 2016 – 8.40am – Murray MacGregor. 

An elderly man has been airlifted after falling unconscious shortly after he got out of a car that had been involved in a collision with another car.

The crash happened outside the Tesco on Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Lichfield at 2.15pm on Thursday afternoon.

An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two cars that had been involved in a collision. Although both had substantial damage, the safety systems had done their job and the passenger compartments were largely undamaged.

All three occupants of the two cars had managed to get out of the vehicles themselves, but the passenger in the red car, a 74 year old man collapsed shortly after getting out of the car and was said to have been unconscious for a short time.

“Given the symptoms, crews took no chances and airlifted him to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital so that he could be assessed fully for the cause of the collapse.

“The elderly woman in the same car, who was driving, was upset but otherwise uninjured.

“The woman driving the silver car was shaken up by what happened but again was uninjured and was also discharged at the scene.”


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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