Two trapped and seriously injured as car overturns


Tuesday 31st May 9.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Two people, who were trapped for approximately 45 minutes after their car overturned on a busy commuter route, have been treated for serious injuries and taken to hospital this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a single vehicle collision at the junction of Shaw Road and Birmingham New Road in Bilston at 5.05am and sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a car that had overturned and two patients trapped inside.

“Following an initial assessment of the patients, ambulance staff worked closely with the fire service to carefully free them from the car.

“The driver of the car, a man, was treated for multiple serious injuries, including to his head and chest.

“In order to stabilise his condition, he was anaesthetised at the scene and transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, on alert.

“The second patient, a teenage girl, was treated for cuts to her head and an arm injury and taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”



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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