Driver trapped for 45 minutes after car and van collide


Tuesday 15th November 2016 – 12.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


A car driver was trapped for 45 minutes following a collision with a van this morning that resulted in three patients for ambulance crews to treat.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Kitchener Road and Pershore Road in Birmingham shortly before 7.45am and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived at the scene to find a car with significant damage, having been in collision with a van.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was still inside the vehicle.

“Ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to safely cut him out of the car before treating him for significant leg injuries.

“He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“A second man in his 20s, from the same car, had managed to get himself out of the vehicle. He was also treated for a leg injury and taken to the same hospital.

“The van driver, a man thought to be in his 40s, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before also being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, as a precaution.”


Picture courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service / @HighgateFire

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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