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Car could so easily have ended up down on railway track

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Saturday 26th March 2016 – 6.35am – Murray MacGregor.

A trauma doctor who responded to a two car crash last night says the occupants of one of the cars are incredibly lucky to be alive.

The crash happened on Barnhurst Lane in Wolverhampton at about 7.40pm on Friday night.

Two ambulances and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found two cars that had been in collision. One had subsequently hit the railway bridge causing huge damage to the Audi. An off duty nurse and a police officer were on scene.

“There were two men in their 40s in the car. One of the occupants had managed to get out of the vehicle and was complaining of chest pain. He was immobilised and taken to New Cross Hospital.

“The first of five 999 calls suggested that the second occupant had initially been unconscious but had come round by the time crews arrived. The man was trapped for about 40 minutes by his feet.

“Due to the serious nature of his chest injuries, ambulance and fire staff had to extricate him extremely carefully. After he was out of the vehicle he was assessed by the doctor before being taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham with chest, feet and head injuries.

“Where the car ended up, it was only a couple of metres away from having gone through a fence and could easily have ended up on the railway line.

“No-one from the other car was hurt.”
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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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