11th Dec, 2016

Man fighting for life following town centre crash

Stratford Editorial 23rd Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN ELDERLY man is fighting for his life following a crash in Stratford town centre.

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

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 is believed to be in a critical condition.

A woman, who was passenger in the Mini, also suffered chest pains and was taken to Warwick Hospital by land ambulance.

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.