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Car passenger airlifted with serious facial and head injuries

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A MAN has been airlifted after being seriously injured when a car left the road and struck metal railings in Kettlebrook today.

The incident happened at about 10.35am on Friday morning near Park Farm Lodge Care Home in Park Farm Road, Kettlebrook, Tamworth.

A rapid response vehicle was on scene within two minutes of the call and was backed up by an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service were also on the scene.

The collision involved just one vehicle, a ford KA.  When paramedics arrived the passenger of the vehicle was half in and half out of the window to the car.

The road remained closed for some time following the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The car had suffered severe damage to the passenger side.

“When the response vehicle arrived, the front seat passenger was trapped half in and half out of the window.

“Working with firefighters, the man was rapidly extricated from the vehicle.

“The 24 year old had suffered significant facial and head injuries.  The doctor decided to anaesthetise him at the scene before he was flown to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire with serious but not life threatening injuries.

“Ambulance staff did not assess the driver of the car.”

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