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Pedestrian in fatal collision with a lorry

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Tuesday 7th February 2017 – 7.45am – Murray MacGregor.

A pedestrian has died despite all attempts to save him after he was involved in a collision with a lorry.

The crash happened on Lichfield Road near Salford Circus in the Stockland Green area of Birmingham at about 3.00pm on Monday afternoon.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a trauma doctor on board were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a man who had suffered very significant injuries.

“Ambulance staff and the doctor carried out advanced life support and trauma care at the scene.

“He was anaesthetised before being taken on blue lights and with a police escort to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the doctor continuing to treat the man en-route.

“Medics at the hospital were awaiting his arrival and continued his care.  Sadly, despite all of the efforts, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead shortly after arrival at hospital.”

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Author: 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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