Man seriously injured in Wombourne RTC

Tuesday 17th October 2017 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.

A two-car collision on a stretch of road in Wombourne late last night left a man needing advanced trauma care.

The incident happened on the A449 Stourbridge Road, in Wombourne, Wolverhampton at around 11.20pm last night (Monday).  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “One car was upside down when crews arrived. The second car had significant damage and the driver, a man in his 50s, had sustained a nasty arm injury and neck injury in the collision. Whilst ambulance staff administered trauma care to the man, the fire service worked around the team to carefully extricate him from the car.

“The man was given pain relief, his arm was dressed and immobilised with a vacuum splint before he was fully immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and alerted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further trauma care.

“The two occupants from the overturned car escaped with minor injuries. Both were taken to New Cross Hospital as a precaution.”

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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