Man dies after crashing into bollard in Maypole

Ambulance at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A man has sadly died after crashing into bollards in Maypole on Tuesday night (13/12).

West Midlands Ambulance Service was initially called to an RTC at the junction of Alcester Road South and Stotfold Road, Maypole shortly after 9.45pm yesterday (13/12). During the 999 call, an ambulance en route to hospital drove past the incident and was flagged down my members of the public. A second ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic were also sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the car, a man, was unresponsive to the ambulance crew so they smashed the driver’s window to gain access to the car.

“The man was unconscious and during assessment his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

“The team of ambulance staff quickly commenced CPR at the roadside before the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; advanced life support continued en route to hospital.”

Sadly the 71 year old man died a short time later in hospital. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and the investigation has been passed to the coroner. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.