Car driver suffers fatal injuries following collision with wall

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 9.15am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has died and a woman has been seriously injured after a car crashed into a wall last night (Monday).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to West Bromwich Road in Walsall shortly after 10.20pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Service Critical Care Car to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two patients who were still inside the car following the collision.

“The driver, a man, was found to be in cardiac arrest and was rapidly freed from the car in order for CPR and advanced life support to commence.

“However, despite everyone’s best efforts it unfortunately became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The passenger, a woman believed to be in her 30s, was trapped in the car for about 45 minutes and had to be cut free with the help of the fire service.

“She was assessed and treated for serious arm and leg injuries before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The doctor travelled with the patient on the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route.”

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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