13 patients found on back of lorry

Thursday 24th August 2017 – 4.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A total of 13 patients have been treated by ambulance staff, three of whom required hospital treatment, after they were found on the back of insulated lorry this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Mangrove Service Station in Rugby just before 2.30pm and sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to discover 13 patients who had been travelling on the back of a lorry.

“All of the patients were male, with three of them receiving treatment at the scene for signs of heat exhaustion before they were transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on land ambulances.

“None of the injuries are thought to be serious.

“The remaining ten patients were all assessed and discharged at the scene.”

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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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