A man’s been treated for traumatic leg injuries after a collision with a lorry

Wednesday 15th May 2017 – 10.11am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has suffered very serious injuries after a collision with an HGV in the early hours of this morning.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to Little Aston Road in Aldridge at 3.25am this morning (Wednesday).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival a man in his 50’s was found in the road with a very serious leg injury.  Ambulance staff used a tourniquet and bandages to stabilise the man’s condition.

“He was also treated for head and pelvic injuries.  He was immobilised and had a pelvic binder fitted before he was taken on blue lights to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“En-route, his condition deteriorated and the doctor chose to stop and anaesthetise the man before continuing their journey to the major trauma centre.

“The lorry driver was uninjured but understandably very shaken; he was discharged at the scene.”

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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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