One dead another seriously injured

Tuesday 25th June 2013 – 8.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

One woman has died and a man has been seriously injured after a two vehicle crash in Birmingham. They were among six people involved in the collision.

The crash happened just after a corner near Bellingham Court on Gravelly Hill in Erdington, close to the A38M.

Four ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma Doctor were sent to the scene after a number of 999 calls at 1.20am on Tuesday morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car that had been in collision with a van with a cherry picker on the back.

“The car had suffered very serious damage to the passenger side.

“There were five people in the car, all estimated to be in their 20s; two men in the front and three women in the back.

“One of the women suffered multiple injuries. The doctor worked on her at the scene before she was taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“Sadly, despite all of the efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, she died shortly after arrival.

“The man in the front passenger seat suffered serious head and internal injuries. He was also taken to the Major Trauma Centre and was taken to for surgery soon afterwards.

“The other two women suffered head and leg injuries and were taken to City Hospital. Their conditions were not serious. The driver of the car was uninjured and was also discharged at the scene.

“The driver of the van was assessed at the scene but was uninjured and was discharged.

“The road was closed for a significant amount of time to allow emergency resources to work at the scene and then for police to investigate 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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