Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.
A car which clipped a tractor and ended up in a hedge left two men needing our help yesterday.
The incident happened on the road running parallel to the Shropshire Union Canal between Queens Head and Rednal in Oswestry just after 4.00pm on Tuesday. Two ambulances and a senior paramedic officer were responded to the 999 call.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found a car which had reportedly clipped a tractor before it left the road and overturned into a hedge. The occupants of the car, both men in their 30s, were already out of the vehicle.
“As the men were Bulgarian and didn’t understand English, ambulance staff used their initiative by communicating with them through an online translation tool to carry out a full assessment. The driver sustained head and chest injuries and was given pain relief to help ease his discomfort before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma care.
“The passenger suffered relatively minor injuries with a cut to his head and pain in his foot and hand. He was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“The tractor driver, who made the 999 call, was assessed but uninjured.”