Trauma care at scene of serious RTC in Bromsgrove

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – 11.00am – Claire Brown.

It was a team effort by ambulance, fire and police at the scene of a serious RTC in Bromsgrove last night after a man ended up trapped beneath a car.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a two car RTC outside Bluebird Park on Bromsgrove Road, Romsley shortly before 7.00pm last night (Monday). A paramedic officer, an ambulance and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found two cars which had collided; one had overturned. A man, thought to be the driver, was trapped beneath the overturned car and was in a serious condition. Ambulance staff worked to treat the man, who had suffered a number of serious injuries, whilst the fire service worked around them to carefully release him from the wreckage.

“Once freed, which took around 30 minutes, the man was given advanced pain relief and other trauma treatment before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“A woman, in her 50s, had managed to get out of the second vehicle upon arrival of the emergency services. She was assessed by crews and was found with seat belt related injuries. She was given pain relief before being taken to the same hospital for further checks.”

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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