Two air ambulances attend serious RTC in Wolverhampton

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Picture from Willenhall Fire Station

Monday 26th September 2016 – 10.00am – Claire Brown.

A two car collision yesterday evening saw three people received trauma care by the ambulance service.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the island where the A454 Willenhall Road meets the B4464 Somerford Place, Willenhall at 6.30pm yesterday (Sunday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and two Midlands Air Ambulances, one with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars and street furniture which had been damaged following a collision.

“One man in his 20s sustained serious lower leg injuries. Whilst ambulance staff and the doctor worked to treat the man, the fire service worked around the team to carefully extricate him from the wreckage.

“Once released, the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the trauma doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.

“Upon assessment ambulance staff found the driver of one car had suffered abdominal pain. He was treated on scene before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to New Cross Hospital.

“A third patient was also treated on scene by ambulance staff before being taken to the same hospital for checks.”

ENDS

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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