Elderly man taken for specialist care by ambulance

Thursday 10th August 2017 – 5.50pm – Murray MacGregor.

An elderly man who crashed the car he was in as he exited a multi-storey car park has been taken by ambulance for specialist care.

The incident happened at the car park in Mill Lane, Solihull at about 12.15pm on Thursday lunchtime.

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was driving on a down ramp when his car collided with a concrete pillar.

“When ambulance crews arrived, they found a car that had a ‘bullseye’ star fracture on the windscreen.  There was a concern that the 83-year-old had also been knocked unconscious briefly.

“He had suffered serious facial injuries and was also suffering from chest pain.

“He was assessed and had his condition stabilised by ambulance staff and the aircrew at the scene.

“The man was given pain relief before being taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist care.”

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Picture courtesy of @solihullfire on Twitter

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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