Man airlifted to hospital after Balsall Common crash

East Midlands Ambulance Service is undergoing a shake-up in a bid to improve response times EMN-141029-103711001
East Midlands Ambulance Service is undergoing a shake-up in a bid to improve response times EMN-141029-103711001

A man was taken to hospital with serious chest injuries after two cars collided in Balsall Common.

An Air Ambulance were called to the junction of Brees Lane and Table Oak Lane just before 11.15am on December 22 where they found one car had veered off the road and into a field.

A man in his 20s was trapped inside the car for around half an hour before being given emergency treatment at the scene,

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the car found in the field, had sustained serious head and chest injuries.

“The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes whilst emergency service crews worked together to safely extricate him from the vehicle.

“Due to the nature of the driver’s injuries he was given an anaesthetic at the scene and was fully immobilised before being airlifted to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The driver of the second car was assessed at the scene and found to be uninjured.”