A man was anaesthetised at the scene of a crash after suffering serious injuries

Wednesday 21st September 2016 – 9.14am – Murray MacGregor.

A man has suffered serious injuries after the car he was driving crashed into a tree.

It happened at about 9.40pm on Tuesday night on Walsall Road in the Perry Barr area of Birmingham.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car that had suffered very significant damage, leaving the driver trapped.

“The man, who was approximately 40 years old, had suffered a badly broken leg, a chest injury and was semi-conscious.

“Ambulance staff worked with firefighters to extricate the man.  He was immobilised and the doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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Ambo at QE

Written by 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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