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A man was trapped for half an hour after a car left the road and collided with trees

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Thursday 11th August 2016 – 9.10am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has been taken to a major trauma centre after the car he was in crashed into trees.

It happened at about 5.30am on Thursday morning on Stream Road in Kingswinford, between the junctions of Bromley Lane and Lesley Drive.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within six minutes of the 999 call and was backed up by two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT team.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a blue car on its roof with considerable damage.

There was a single occupant in the car.  The man was trapped for about 30 minutes while firefighters worked with ambulance staff to free him.

“After being immobilised, he was given a full trauma assessment before being taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with chest and back pain.”

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Stream Road 1 (11-08-16) side Stream Road 2 (11-08-16) side

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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