A collision involving two cars, a van and a lorry in Cannock left one man in a critical condition last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a multi-vehicle collision on the A460 Lodge Lane in Cannock at 6.51pm yesterday (Wednesday). Three ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor together with the Midlands Air Ambulance crew from Tatenhill, with a BASICS doctor on board, attended the scene in a rapid response car.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “During the 999 call, the call assessor was told that police officers were performing CPR on a patient involved in the collision. When ambulance staff arrived at the incident they found police colleagues administering excellent CPR to the driver of one car, a man, who was in cardiac arrest. Ambulance staff and the doctors quickly took over resuscitation efforts and after administering advanced life support at the roadside the man was resuscitated. The team worked quickly to transfer the man to an ambulance so that he could be taken, on blue lights and sirens, to Royal Stoke University Hospital with a doctor on board. The hospital was pre-alerted to the arrival of the man who, at the time, was said to be in a critical condition.
“A second car driver, a man in his 60s, suffered chest pain in the collision. He was given treatment on scene before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. The lorry and van driver, both men, were assessed on scene by ambulance staff but did not require hospital treatment and were discharged on the scene.”
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