Teen seriously injured in Shrewsbury RTC

Thursday 3rd August 2017 – 9.20am – Claire Brown.

A teenage boy received advanced trauma care at the scene of an RTC last night in Shrewsbury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a road in Upton Magna near to the primary school, Shrewsbury, at 11.15pm yesterday (Thursday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma team with a doctor and paramedic on board attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When the emergency services arrived they found a car which had collided with a concrete post; four occupants were out of the car. A 16-year-old teenage boy, a rear seat passenger, was unconscious. Upon assessment by ambulance staff he was found to have sustained a serious head injury. Whilst ambulance staff worked to administer trauma care to the boy, the fire service quickly worked around them to release the teenager from the wreckage.

“The boy was given advanced pain relief, oxygen and other interventions to help stabilise his condition before he was immobilised onto a spinal board and alerted to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency care; MERIT travelled in the back of the ambulance with the crew to continue treatment and monitoring en route.

“The four other occupants were assessed on scene but were uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”

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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