Man seriously injured in M42 collision

Friday 20th October 2017 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.

A collision on the M42 in the early hours of this morning has left one man with serious leg injuries.

The incident happened on the M42 between junctions 3a and 4, Hockley Heath, Solihull shortly before 2.30am (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic team (CCP) attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a van and lorry which had been involved in a collision. The driver of the van, a man in his 30s. was trapped in the wreckage. Upon assessment, ambulance staff and the doctor found he had sustained multiple serious injuries to his legs and whilst the team administered trauma care to make him more comfortable, the fire service worked around them to carefully extricate him from the wreckage.

“After around an hour, the man was cut free from the van and fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splints before being taken on blue lights to specialist trauma centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The doctor and CCP travelled in the ambulance to help administer further treatment en route.”

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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