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Man suffers fatal injuries in RTC

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Friday 20th January 2017 – 12.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

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A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital following a two-car collision this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A51 Tamworth Road, between Tamworth and Lichfield, shortly before 8am. Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Staffordshire in a rapid response vehicle and the Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had been significantly damaged in the collision.

“The driver of the one of the cars, a man, was trapped inside his vehicle which had overturned in the incident.

“He was found to be in cardiac arrest and quickly freed from the car. Ambulance staff immediately began CPR and administered advanced life support.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the second car, a woman believed to be in her 50s, managed to get herself out and was fully conscious when ambulance staff arrived.

“She was treated for a shoulder injury and taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment.”

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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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