Pedestrian suffers multiple injuries

Thursday 18th May 2017 – 5.38pm – Murray MacGregor.

A pedestrian has suffered multiple serious injuries after a collision with a lorry.

The incident happened on Pedmore Road next to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill at around 2.30pm.

An ambulance arrived on scene six minutes after the first of four 999 emergency calls were made.  A second ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene. One of the Trust’s Patient Transport Service vehicles also stopped at the scene to offer further assistance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, the man who was estimated to be in his 20s or 30s, was lying in the road.

“He was initially have said to have been unconscious but had started to come around.

“He was immobilised and had a pelvic binder was fitted.  Due to the nature of his injuries, the doctor decided to anaesthetise him.

“He was then taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance.  The aircrew travelled with the ambulance so advanced treatment could continue.”

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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