Man airlifted with serious injuries after car and lorry collide

Tuesday 5th September 2017 – 5.30pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A car driver, who was trapped for about 50 minutes, had to be cut free through the roof before being airlifted to hospital with multiple serious injuries this afternoon following a collision with a lorry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Wodehouse Lane in Gospel End at 3.20pm and sent an ambulance, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had suffered significant damage in the collision with the driver, a man believed to be in his 20s, trapped inside.

“Ambulance staff continually assessed the man as they worked closely with the fire service to cut him free through the roof.

“He was treated for multiple injuries, including to his leg and pelvis. He was immobilised, given pain relief and carefully moved on to the air ambulance before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

“The lorry driver, a man, was uninjured in the incident.”

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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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