Man taken to major trauma centre

Tuesday 6th February 2018 – 9.20am – Murray MacGregor.

The driver of a car, involved in a serious crash with a lorry, has been taken to a major trauma centre after being anaesthetised on scene.

The crash happened at about 6.15am this morning (Tuesday) near the Shell Filling Station, on the A38 at Fradley, Lichfield.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care practitioner were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a car that had suffered significant damage.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to rapidly extricate the car driver from the vehicle.  The man, who was estimated to be about 40 years old, was treated on scene by ambulance staff and the doctor before being anaesthetised due to his injuries.

“He was taken by ambulance to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The lorry driver, a 49-year-old man, had managed to get out of the lorry himself but was complaining of back and side pain.  He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Queens Hospital in Burton by ambulance.”

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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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