October 27th, 2016

Elderly man has died following Greenhill Street crash

Elderly man has died following Greenhill Street crash Elderly man has died following Greenhill Street crash
Image courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service
Updated: 3:59 pm, Aug 23, 2016

AN ELDERLY man has died following a crash in Stratford town centre.

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash between a Mini Cooper and a Ford Fiesta in Greenhill Street shortly after 1.30pm on Monday (August 22).

Ambulance crews arrived to the scene to find the driver of the Mini – a man in his 80’s – in cardiac arrest.

A police officer and GPs from nearby Rother House Surgery were already performing CPR on the man and using a public access defibrillator.

He was airlifted to University Hospital in Coventry and was said to be in a critical condition but later died.

His wife, who was a passenger in the Mini and suffered chest pains, was taken to Warwick Hospital and has since been discharged.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “In the second car were two women; a mother and daughter. The driver suffered a suspected fractured wrist while the passenger had cuts and bruises.

“Both were treated by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital in the same ambulance.

“It is always a welcomed sight for ambulance staff to see a patient in cardiac arrest receiving CPR.

“A special thanks to the GPs from Rother House surgery, the police officer and our off-duty staff member for their assistance on scene.”

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, two air ambulances, the police and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the crash and Greenhill Street remained closed into the evening.

Police have asked the family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time.