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Car passenger trapped for 50 minutes as four injured in RTC

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 Wednesday 1st February 2017 – 10am – Jamie Arrowsmith

Disco on Blues

A seriously injured passenger was trapped for 50 minutes following a two-car collision last night that resulted in four people being taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Hospital Street and Stafford Street in Walsall at 9.35pm and sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The two car collision resulted in four patients, one of whom was still trapped when ambulance staff arrived.

“The man, believed to be in his 30s, was cut free with the help of the fire service and treated for suspected wrist and leg fractures and a head injury.

“He was immobilised and given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham with the hospital having been alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.

“The driver of that car, a man thought to be in his 30s, suffered minor bruising and was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness.

“He was also immobilised and then taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

“The two occupants of the second car, a man and a woman, were both treated at the scene for minor injuries before being taken to Walsall Manor 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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