Driver in cardiac arrest after crash

Driver in cardiac arrest after crash

Swift action by fire and ambulance staff has given a man the best possible chance of survival after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Swift action by fire and ambulance staff has given a man the best possible chance of survival after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stourbridge Road in Halesowen next to the Luttley Mill Public House at about 9.50am this morning, Thursday.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the West Midlads Care Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found a man who was in cardiac arrest.

“He had been rapidly extricated by firefighters after the car had collided with a bush, a post box and a wall.

“After resuscitation at the scene, the man’s heart was restarted.  He was anaesthetised before being taken on blue lights by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with the Care team doctor travelling with the crew.

“The man was in a critical condition, but the rapid action of emergency services have given him the bets possible chance of survival.