Man airlifted after head on RTC

Monday 5th February 2018 – 5.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been airlifted to a major trauma centre after a head on crash between two cars.

The incident happened on the A465 near Burley Gate in Herefordshire at around 2.05pm on Monday afternoon.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Emergency Doctor from the MARS (Mercia Accident Rescue Service) and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Strensham and Cosford were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found two cars that had both suffered significant front end damage.

“A 37-year-old man had to be freed from one car; he had significant pelvic pain as well as pain in his chest area.

“He was immobilised, had a pelvic binder applied and was given pain relief before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where doctors were awaiting his arrival.

“The 39-year-old man driving the other car appeared uninjured but due to circumstances of the crash, he was taken to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment.


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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