Pedestrian anaesthetised in ambulance while en-route to major trauma centre

Thursday 26th October 2017 – 11.20am – Murray MacGregor.

A patient has been anesthetised and taken to a major trauma centre after a collision with a car early this morning.

The incident happened in Wellington Road in Branston, Burton, near to the Morrisons supermarket at just before 6.00am this morning.

Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were initially sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a 24-year-old man who had a serious head injury and a badly broken right leg.

“Due to his condition, the crews requested a medic and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were immediately dispatched.

“With the patient needing to go to a major trauma centre, the crew left the scene on blue lights down the A38 where they rendezvoused with the MERIT team in Alrewas.

“On assessment, the doctor anaesthetised the patient before they continued the journey to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.  The doctor travelled with the ambulance crew.”

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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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