A man has been airlifted after a crash between a car and a pick up truck

Monday 6th November 2017 – 5.14pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after he was left trapped following a two vehicle crash.

The collision between a car and a pick-up truck happened Roden Lane, about a mile from the A49 at Harlescott.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found a Peugeot car that had suffered considerable front end damage after a collision with a pick-up truck.

“The driver, a 69-year-old man, was trapped in the wreckage of the car.  Working with firefighters, the man was extricated from the vehicle and was immobilised.

“After assessment by the doctor, the man was treated for a broken leg and dislocated hip.  He had a pelvic binder put in place and had his leg splinted.

“He was given pain relief before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the pick-up truck, a man estimated to be about 40 years old, was uninjured.”


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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