Crash driver is in critical condition

Swindon Advertiser: The wreckage of the Volvo which crashed into a tree in Kingsdown Road The wreckage of the Volvo which crashed into a tree in Kingsdown Road

A man is fighting for his life in a specialist trauma hospital after he lost control of his car on a road and careered into a tree.

The man, in his late 20s, crashed his Volvo V40 on Kingsdown Road, near to Kingsdown Crematorium, at around 1pm yesterday, with emergency services closing the road for several hours to deal with the aftermath.

Two paramedics in rapid response cars, an ambulance and two air ambulances were dispatched along with three fire crews, who used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the man before assisting paramedics in getting the man to the Great Western Air Ambulance in order to fly him directly to Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance went straight to the scene and when the patient was assessed to be serious the Great Western Air Ambulance was sent with a critical care doctor, who sedated the patient.

Serious Collision Invetigation Team officers from Wiltshire Police pored over the crash site to gather evidence before the car was recovered and the road could be reopened.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to a collision involving one-vehicle with a single male occupant that had gone into a tree at around 1pm. The male appeared to be unconscious and was physically and mechanically trapped in the vehicle.

Swindon Advertiser:

Wiltshire Air Ambulance takes the driver to hospital

“Two air ambulances were called to the scene and the man, in his late 20s, was flown to Frenchay Hospital with suspected serious head injuries.

“We are still investigating the crash and the road was closed for several hours while the team investigated the scene. We would like to appeal for witnesses.”

A spokesman for South West Ambulance Service said: “From the actions taken by the crews, the injuries are likely to be life-threatening.

“Both air ambulances were dispatched and when they realised how serious it was the GWAA went with a critical care team specialising in trauma, who sedated the patient before flying him to Bristol.”

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team in Devizes on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:57am Fri 17 Jan 14

ShutUpNowPlease says...

2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...
2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched... ShutUpNowPlease

9:49am Fri 17 Jan 14

SomeoneWhoIsntMe says...

ShutUpNowPlease - do exactly that.

Hopefully the 2 air ambulances have helped to save this man's life.
ShutUpNowPlease - do exactly that. Hopefully the 2 air ambulances have helped to save this man's life. SomeoneWhoIsntMe

10:09am Fri 17 Jan 14

Wiltshirereader says...

ShutUpNowPlease wrote:
2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...
Meaning what exactly? That this man's life wasn't worth it???
What a horrible comment.
[quote][p][bold]ShutUpNowPlease[/bold] wrote: 2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...[/p][/quote]Meaning what exactly? That this man's life wasn't worth it??? What a horrible comment. Wiltshirereader

11:05am Fri 17 Jan 14

AndySN3 says...

ShutUpNowPlease wrote:
2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...
Somebody posted a similar comment last night (tw@)!!

Surely we should be pleased that we have such a good response from our emergency services in every event??

Hopefully the above poster won't be needing their services anytime soon?

I hope this man goes on to make a full and speedy recovery, and my best wishes go out to him and his family.
[quote][p][bold]ShutUpNowPlease[/bold] wrote: 2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...[/p][/quote]Somebody posted a similar comment last night (tw@)!! Surely we should be pleased that we have such a good response from our emergency services in every event?? Hopefully the above poster won't be needing their services anytime soon? I hope this man goes on to make a full and speedy recovery, and my best wishes go out to him and his family. AndySN3

11:10am Fri 17 Jan 14

public knowledge says...

ShutUpNowPlease wrote:
2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...
What a very ignorant attitude ......
[quote][p][bold]ShutUpNowPlease[/bold] wrote: 2 air ambulances 1 car 1 injured...... half each then.....glad to see resource stretched...[/p][/quote]What a very ignorant attitude ...... public knowledge

1:01pm Fri 17 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

Does anyone know what exactly happened as it is a single car accident?
Does anyone know what exactly happened as it is a single car accident? house on the hill

2:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Empty Car Park says...

house on the hill wrote:
Does anyone know what exactly happened as it is a single car accident?
I'm sure some people know but they're not likely to tell you are they?

Keep your nose out.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what exactly happened as it is a single car accident?[/p][/quote]I'm sure some people know but they're not likely to tell you are they? Keep your nose out. Empty Car Park

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