Fatal RTC in Perry Barr

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.”

 Ends

 

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.

1 comment

  1. I was on my way to work and arrived at the scene at just after 6.15, must of only been 1-2 minutes after the incident. I made sure the ambulance had been called, spoke to the off duty paramedic and called the fire service. I went to see if the male passenger was ok but the ambulance came so had to move my car. Ive never seen such a horrific crash, my thoughts are with everyone involved and their families, especially the deceased man.

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