Monday 8th July 2013 – 6.25pm – Murray MacGregor.
A woman has died and three other people have been injured after a car and a 4×4 were in collision in Handsworth.
The crash happened at the junction of Newcombe Road and Sandwell Road at just before 3.50pm today (Monday).
Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer the Midlands Air Ambulance, which was carrying the MERIT Trauma Doctor, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found two vehicles had been involved in the impact. The car had suffered very significant side damage.
“An elderly woman driving the car suffered multiple injuries. Ambulance staff and the doctor worked on her at the scene before taking her on blue lights to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance.
“Sadly despite all of the efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, it was not possible to save her and she was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.
“Two other women from the car were also injured. One estimated to be in her 60s was complaining of chest pain. She was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to City Hospital. A woman in the rear of the car, who was estimated to be in her 40s also had chest pain and was taken to the same hospital.
“The man driving the 4×4, who was estimated to be in his 30s, was complaining of back pain. He was immobilised before being taken to Sandwell Hospital.”