Wednesday 14th June 2017 – 9.15am – Claire Brown.
A man was airlifted to a major trauma centre last night after he was involved in a road traffic collision.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Crooked Bridge Road and Prospect Road in Stafford at around 4.50pm yesterday (Tuesday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Tatenhill attended; one had a MERIT trauma doctor on board.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The emergency services arrived to find a cyclist and a car which had been in a collision. The cyclist, a man, was initially trapped underneath the car and, once freed, ambulance staff were able to fully assess his condition. The man had suffered multiple injuries which required advanced trauma care by the doctor and ambulance staff at the roadside.
“The man’s condition was stabilised before he was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital, a specialist major trauma centre, for further care.”
Having visited the base yesterday and talked to members of the team prior to them taking off to attend this accident I am full of admiration and overwhelmed by the fantastic job the Air Ambulance do. We were at the base to present a cheque from the fund raising I did as Mayor of Bewdley in 2016. I am left speechless, the time, dedication and commitment of the crew and the organisation as a whole is incredible. Thank you all so much for your time yesterday and an insight into the work you do. Town Cllr Calne Edginton-White, Mayor of Bewdley 2015-2016.
Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to message the Trust. I’ll be sure to pass on your thanks to the relevant staff and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity too. All the best