Lorry overturns in collision with car

Thursday 27th July 2017 – 9.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A car driver was alerted in to one of the region’s major trauma centres with serious injuries following a collision with a lorry last night that left his vehicle with significant damage.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Lodge Lane in Cheslyn Hay, Cannock at 7.51pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry that overturned and a car with substantial front end damage.

“The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was assisted out of the car and treated for a fractured leg, hip and pelvic injuries as well as cuts to his arms.

“The man, who was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness, was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and given pain relief before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital on blue lights and sirens.

“Ambulance staff found the lorry driver, a man in his 40s, sitting at the roadside having managed to get himself out.

“He was treated for cuts to his face, given pain relief and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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