Man given best possible chance of survival following Walsall collision

Monday 26th March 2018 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.

A man’s life was saved by ambulance staff last night after he suffered a cardiac arrest in a two-car collision in Walsall.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to the junction of Wednesbury Road and Corporation Street in Walsall at 9.45pm on Sunday. Two ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of one car, a man in his 50s, was in a serious condition when ambulance staff arrived. He was rapidly extricated from the vehicle in order for ambulance staff and the medic to stabilise his deteriorating condition. Whilst treating the man, he deteriorated further and suffered a cardiac arrest. The team worked quickly to provide advanced life support to the man and they successfully managed to restart his heart. The man was transferred by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The driver of the second car, a woman in her 40s, sustained minor arm, back and abdominal injuries. She was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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