Driver airlifted after being trapped for 50 minutes


Friday 28th October 2016 – 4.55pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A car driver has been airlifted to one of the region’s major trauma centres after being trapped for about 50 minutes following a collision with a van.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Whitchurch Road in Whitchurch, shortly after 2.20pm and sent an ambulance, a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car and van that had suffered significant damage in the collision.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 80s, was trapped inside his vehicle following the crash.

“Crews assessed him and then worked closely with the fire service to carefully cut him free.

“He was treated for a number of serious injuries including leg and pelvic fractures. He was also suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness.

“He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and pelvic binder and airlifted in to Royal Stoke Universal Hospital for further treatment. The hospital had been alerted to the man’s condition prior to arrival.

“The driver of the van was uninjured in the incident.”


Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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