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Man receives advanced trauma care following Sutton Coldfield RTC

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Friday 29th April 2016 – 8.40am – Claire Brown.

A man involved in a road traffic collision in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning received vital trauma care at the roadside before being rushed to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a serious collision on Thornhill Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield at 3.30am this morning (Friday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a man trapped in a car which had sustained significant damage. Working quickly with the fire service, ambulance staff and the doctor worked to release the man from the vehicle. Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained multiple serious injuries. They worked as a team to fully immobilise the man whilst administering advanced trauma treatment to help stabilise his serious condition.

“The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctor travelled with the ambulance crew to continue treatment en route.”

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Author: 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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