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Droitwich firefighters help free two people after fatal crash
7:06pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
DROITWICH firefighters helped cut two people from their vehicles after a crash in Worcester in which a man has died.
The man was confirmed dead at the scene on the A4538 Pershore Lane while another man has been left seriously injured.
Crews from Droitwich and Worcester were called to the Scene at about 2.25pm.
Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and a second Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham also attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.
“One man was trapped in the wreckage in one car and was in a serious condition. Whilst ambulance crews began treating the man his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.
“Ambulance staff worked as a team to administer advanced life support in an attempt to resuscitate the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A 59-year-old man from the second car was also trapped and had sustained fractures to his ankles as well as injuries to his hip, wrist and pelvis.
"Once the man had been stabilised with pain relief, ambulance staff worked with the fire service to carefully extricate him from the car.
“After around 30 minutes, the man was released from the wreckage. He was immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and leg splints before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”