Driver in Cardiac Arrest After Crash

A driver who crashed in Halesowen and then suffered a cardiac arrest has been given the best chance of surviving thanks to the swift actions of the emergency services.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, at about 9.50am this morning after reports of a crash next to the Lutley Oak pub.

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

An ambulance service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance crews found a man who was in cardiac arrest.

“He had been rapidly extricated [from the car] by firefighters after [colliding] 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… by land ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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

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