Teenager airlifted following RTC

Friday 5th April 2013 – 8.40pm – Suzie Fothergill.  

A teenage boy has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in Wolverhampton today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a road traffic collision at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road in Ettingshall shortly after 5pm this evening.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the West Midlands Care Team, consisting of a doctor, an immediate care nurse and a paramedic ambulance officer were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a pedestrian and a car that had been in collision.

“The pedestrian, a boy believed to be approximately 14 years of age, was treated for a head injury, a significant left leg injury, a potential right leg injury and a fractured arm.

“The teenager was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”


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