FIVE people had to be taken to hospital yesterday (Wednesday) after the car they were in crashed into a tree.
Emergency services were called to Hagley Wood Lane, in Clent, at 11.15pm to find the driver, a man in his late teens, trapped in the car – he was stuck in the vehicle more than an hour before he was freed.
The teenager had a fractured and dislocated hip and a knee wound – he was given pain relief and his injuries were treated on the scene before he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The front-seat passenger, a man in his twenties, managed to get himself out of the car by the time ambulance crews arrived – he had a suspected fracture dislocation on his right hip. He was immobilised on a scoop stretcher and was given pain relief before he was taken to the same hospital.
A woman in her late teens, who was sat in the back of the car, suffered grazes and bruises. She was taken to Russells Hall Hospital along with another woman, in her late teens, who had no obvious injuries but had some hip pain.
The third back-seat passenger was a man who had a suspected spinal injury and a cut to his head – he was also taken to Russells Hall Hospital after receiving treatment from ambulance crews on the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said five ambulances attended the scene along with a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team which was made up of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner.