Girl airlifted from Bilston RTC

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Thursday 13th June 2013 – 5.15pm – Claire Brown.

A girl is in a serious condition after being involved in a road traffic collision in the Black Country this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Bilston Road, Moseley Road and Darlaston Lane at around 3.15pm today (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a girl lying in the road with serious injuries being cared for by bystanders.

“Crews and the medic began assessing the girl, believed to be 12 years old, and found she had sustained serious head, leg and pelvic injuries after reportedly being in collision with a car.

“Pain relief was quickly administered to the girl to help stabilise her condition and make her more comfortable whilst they continued treating her injuries. She was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and splints before the air ambulance transferred her to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The medic travelled in the helicopter to continue treatment en route.

“No one else was injured in the crash.”

 

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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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