Driver dies in Telford collision

Tuesday 8th August 2017 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services last night, nothing could be done to save a car driver following a collision with tree in Telford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Ironbridge Road in Madeley shortly before 10.30pm (Monday). Three ambulances, a paramedic officer at a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car which had collided with a tree. The driver was in cardiac arrest and was already being given CPR by fellow emergency services. Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and continued advanced life support. Sadly, the driver was confirmed dead a short time later.

“A man in his 20s, a passenger from the car, had managed to get out of the vehicle but upon assessment by ambulance staff he was found to have sustained abdominal, neck and back pain in the collision. The man was given pain relief before being fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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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