Van driver airlifted from Sutton Coldfield collision

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Tuesday 18th April 2017 – 3.40pm – Claire Brown.

A van driver needed advanced trauma care at the scene of a collision before being airlifted to hospital this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A446 Lichfield Road near to The Belfry Hotel at 1.22pm earlier today (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency service arrived on scene they found an unconscious man trapped in the wreckage of a van which had collided with a flatbed lorry.

“Whilst the fire service worked quickly to cut away the wreckage, ambulance staff and medics worked as a team to help administer trauma care to the seriously injured man. Once freed from the van, the man in his 40s received further advanced treatment by ambulance staff at the roadside to help stabilise his serious condition. The man was then transferred to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed in a field next to the road, and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; a major trauma centre, for further care.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the collision.”



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