Saturday 1st june 2013 – 10.05pm – Steve Parry.
A man has died and two other patients taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Perry Barr.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Birchfield Road, Perry Barr at approximately 6.15pm.
An off-duty paramedic came across the incident. His call alerted an ambulance, paramedic officer, paramedic in a rapid response car; the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Medical Emergency Response Incident team (MERIT) to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended a two car road traffic collision near the flyover.
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save a passenger in one of the vehicles involved. He was confirmed dead at the scene.”
“Crews treated the male driver of the car for minor injuries and he was conveyed to City Hospital.
“A woman in her twenties travelling in the second car involved was trapped for over two hours. She was treated for leg injuries and given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“The driver of the second car received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.”