Man airlifted after car and van collide

Wednesday 28th March 2018 – 8.35am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

A man who was trapped in his car and a van driver have both been taken to hospital after receiving treatment from ambulance staff at the scene of an RTC yesterday (Tuesday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call at 5.44pm to Holly Lane in Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, near to Moxhull Hall Hotel, and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the car driver, a man in his 30s, trapped inside his vehicle because of his injuries.

“Ambulance staff immobilised him and continually assessed and monitored his condition whilst the fire service cut him free.

“He was treated for a pelvic injury and leg pain before being airlifted by the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The van had also collided with a tree in the incident. The driver, a man in his 50s, had managed to free himself and was treated for injuries to his face, as well as arm, hand and chest pain. He was given pain relief and transported to Heartlands Hospital by land hospital.”

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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