Road traffic collision in West Bromwich

Saturday 27th April 2013 – 9.35am – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in West Bromwich.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 9.40pm last night (Friday) to reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Black Lake.

A paramedic from the Hazardous Area Response Team attended along with a paramedic area support officer, the MERIT (Medical Emergency Response Incident Team) trauma team, the West Midlands CARE Team and an ambulance crew.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man in his twenties had suffered head injuries and numerous limb injuries.

“His injured limbs were splinted and he was fully immobilised before being transferred to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”


Note to Editors:
The West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) team is a group of approx. 60 volunteer Doctors and Nurses who provide a medical team in support of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each team consists of a Doctor, Nurse, WMAS Incident Officer and a Trainee. The team is able to offer advanced surgical intervention, airway and equipment support. The CARE Team was formed in 1990 and is affiliated with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). The Scheme is funded entirely by charitable donations and is a registered charity number 1129027.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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