Elderly man given trauma care in Stourbridge

Friday 22nd September 2017 – 3.45pm – Claire Brown.

The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford joined land crews in Stourbridge earlier this afternoon to provide trauma care to an elderly man who had been involved in a road traffic collision.

West Midlands Police called the Trust’s control room shortly before 12.30pm today reporting a collision involving a car and a pedestrian outside their police station on the Stourbridge New Road, Stourbridge. An ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Police officers were already on scene providing first aid treatment to the man following the collision. Upon assessment by ambulance staff, it became clear that the man had sustained a serious head injury. The team worked quickly to provide trauma care before he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the awaiting helicopter which had landed on a nearby rugby pitch. The man was then airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and was said to be in a critical condition on arrival in A&E.”

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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