Man suffers multiple serious injuries on railway line

Man suffers multiple injuries on railway line - westmidsfire pic.jpg

Wednesday 21st December 2016 – 11.50am – Claire Brown.

A man is in a critical condition after a collision with a train in Birmingham this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the British Transport Police to the railway line near to Shaftmoor Lane, Acocks Green, at 9.45am (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find an unconscious man trapped underneath a train. The team worked quickly with colleagues from the police, fire and railways to release the man so that vital treatment could commence.

“Upon assessment by medics, the man was found with multiple serious injuries and required advanced trauma care track-side. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further trauma care; a doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.”


Photo – credit @westmidsfire

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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