Man airlifted to hospital after car hits tree

 

Friday 26th May 2017 – 9.15am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Two men have been injured, one of whom was airlifted to hospital, after the car they were travelling in rolled down a bank and hit a tree last night (Thursday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broome Road in Aston-on-Clun, Craven Arms, shortly before 7.50pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, crews were told the car had come to rest on its side after rolling down a bank and hitting a tree.

“There were two patients, one of whom was still trapped inside the car.

“Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to assess and free the passenger, a man believed to be in his 20s. He was trapped for approximately 50 minutes.

“He received treatment for multiple serious injuries including to his head and pelvis. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The driver of the car, also a man in his 20s, had managed to get himself out of the vehicle.

“He was fully conscious but was treated for chest injuries before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.”

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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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