Sunday 26th May 2013 – 6.30pm – Claire Brown.
Two children have been airlifted and five other patients have been injured in a two car road traffic collision on the M6 in Wolverhampton.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to the southbound carriageway of the M6 by Hilton Park Services shortly after 4.20pm this afternoon (Sunday). Three ambulances, two paramedic area support officers, a senior paramedic officer, the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation and Emergency (CARE) Team medics, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill and Cosford, one with the MERIT trauma doctor on board, attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars which had been involved in a significant collision.
“A woman and her three children were in one car. Four off duty paramedics from another ambulance service were providing emergency treatment to two of the children. Medics and ambulance crews continued treatment on scene; one child suffered a leg injury and was immobilised and stabilised and the other was described as being in a critical condition. Both were airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment; medics travelled in the helicopter to continue vital treatment en route.
“The third child and the mother suffered relatively minor injuries and were taken by land ambulance to the same hospital.
“Two men and a woman, all believed to be in their 20s and 30s, were out of their car when crews arrived. All three were assessed by crews on scene; one man was discharged from treatment whilst the second man and the woman were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.”
Notes to Editors: I am afraid I have no more details regarding this case and am unable to provide the ages or sexes of the children airlifted. Please contact Staffordshire Police with media enquiries.