Friday 27th April 2018 – 10.00am – Claire Brown.
A collision which left one car overturned meant a team effort to provide vital emergency treatment to two occupants last night in Shropshire.
The incident happened on the A53 in Market Drayton shortly before 8.00pm last night (Thursday). Two ambulances, a MERIT trauma team with a doctor on board and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a woman in her 50s sitting on a grass verge at the side of the road. She had managed to get out of her vehicle unaided following a collision with another car and, after assessment, was found to have sustained facial injuries as well as a suspected pelvic injury. Crews immobilised her to help stabilise her pelvis before she was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further checks.
“A man in his 50s was trapped in his car which had ended up on it’s side in the collision. Crews carried out a medical assessment on him and whilst he was fully conscious and breathing, the team suspected he’d suffered chest and abdominal injuries. They worked closely with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the vehicle. The man was released around 50 minutes later and, once stabilised with pain relief and further treatment, he was taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further trauma care.”