Monday 24th December 2018 – 8.30am – Claire Brown.
Ambulance staff were sadly unable to save the lives of two people who died in two separate road traffic collisions in Shropshire at the weekend.
On Saturday (22nd December) West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a two car RTC at the junction of the A5 and the B5009, near to The Queens Head between Shrewsbury and Oswestry, shortly after 9.00am. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma team on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived they found four patients who required assessment. One woman suffered serious injuries and her condition quickly deteriorated. Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support on scene but sadly, despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later.
“The three other patients were given treatment on scene for minor injuries but didn’t require hospital treatment.”
On Sunday (23rd December), a 999 call was received by the Trust’s control room to reports of a serious RTC involving a lorry and a car on the A518 Wellington Road, near the Red House pub, in Telford at 11.10am. An ambulance and a paramedic officer responded to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “An off-duty nurse, who came across the RTC, was providing first aid to a man who was in the car. Ambulance crews found he was in a serious condition and quickly administered emergency treatment. Sadly the man couldn’t be saved and he was confirmed dead on scene. The lorry driver suffered minor injuries but didn’t require hospital treatment.”