Quad bike riders seriously injured

Tuesday 17th July 2013 – 7.00am – John Hawker.

Four people have been injured, two seriously following an RTC in Birmingham last night.

The crash occurred on Streetly Road, Erdington at around 10.20pm.  Four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a quad bike and a car that had been in a serious collision.

“The two male teenagers who were riding the quad bike had suffered multiple injuries and received emergency treatment at the scene.  The driver of the quad, believed to be 17 years old, suffered head and serious leg injuries.  The man was treated at the scene and transferred by ambulance to City Hospital for further treatment.

“The pillion passenger, believed to be 15 years old, also suffered multiple serious leg injuries and also a shoulder injury.  He also received emergency treatment at the scene and was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“Unfortunately, the teenagers were wearing shorts, T-shirts, and no safety helmets whilst riding the quad bike.    The wearing of safety clothing and a safety helmet undoubtedly helps to minimise injuries when riding quad bikes and motorcycles when a crash occurs.

“The man and woman travelling in the car, both believed to be in their 40’s, were treated at the scene for multiple minor injuries and were transferred to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”

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