Man seriously injured after rollover RTC

Wednesday 15th May 2017 – 9.40am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has suffered multiple injuries after the car he was in rolled over leaving him trapped upside down.

The incident happened opposite the Vauxhall Garage in Bilston Road, Wolverhampton at just after 1.30am this morning (Wednesday).

An ambulance arrived four minutes after the 999 call and was backed up by a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial calls had suggested that the patient might be in cardiac arrest but this was not the case; he was however unconscious.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to safely extricate the 25 year old man from the vehicle, which had suffered considerable damage.

“The man was immobilised, had a pelvic binder fitted and had a leg splinted.

“He was anaesthetised at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor travelled with the ambulance crew.

Ends

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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