Elderly man airlifted from Shropshire RTC

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Thursday 3rd November 2016 – 12.25pm – Claire Brown.

A collision involving two cars has left two men and a woman in hospital this morning in Telford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Springhill Road and Station Road in Dawley at 9.50am (Thursday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival crews found two cars which had been involved in a serious collision. The occupants of one car, an elderly man and woman, were still in the vehicle.

“The driver, an 89-year-old man, sustained a head injury in the collision. Ambulance staff carried out further checks and treated the man’s head injury before he was airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

“The passenger, an 83-year-old woman, sustained back and chest pain. She was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance to Princess Royal Hospital.

“The driver of the second car, a man in his 60s, was out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived. Upon assessment, he was found with back pain, pain to his side and a large cut to his head. The man was given pain relief to help ease his discomfort whilst ambulance staff worked to dress his wound. The man was then taken by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further trauma care.”

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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