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A man who was rapidly extricated from a car after it crashed has been airlifted

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Friday 25th March 2016 – 5.03pm – Murray MacGregor.

A man’s been airlifted after being seriously injured when a car left the road and struck metal railings.

It happened at about 10.35am on Friday morning near Park Farm Lodge Care Home in Park Farm Road, Kettlebrook near Tamworth.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within two minutes of the call and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had suffered severe damage to the passenger side.

“When the response vehicle arrived, the front seat passenger was trapped half in and half out of the window.

“Working with firefighters, the man was rapidly extricated from the vehicle.

“The 24 year old had suffered significant facial and head injuries. The doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was flown to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire with serious but not life threatening injuries.

“Ambulance staff did not assess the driver of the car.”
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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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