One dead, two critical in Birmingham RTC


Sunday 4th August 2013 – 10.00am – Claire Brown.

One man has died and two others are in a critical condition in hospital after a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle in Birmingham in the early hours.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to the Coventry Road in Yardley at around 1.50am this morning (Sunday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer, a responder paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor and a doctor and two nurses from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency Team (CARE) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival crews found three patients who had been involved in a significant collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian was in cardiac arrest and CPR was being carried out by bystanders. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the pedestrian, a man, and he was confirmed dead on scene.

“Two men, believed to be in their 20s, had come off the motorcycle they were riding and both were in a critical condition suffering significant multiple injuries.

“Crews and the medics split up into two teams to provide treatment to both casualties. Both men received pain relief, oxygen, extensive advanced pre-hospital treatment and were fully immobilised with neck collars and spinal boards.

“Due to the nature of their injuries, the doctors anaesthetised both men at the roadside to stabilise their deteriorating conditions. The two men were then taken in separate land ambulances on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; medics travelled with the men to hospital to continue treatment en route.

“The hospital was pre alerted to the arrival of the men who were said to be in a critical condition.”



Notes to Editors:

I’m afraid I am unable to provide condition checks and any further details in relation to this case. Please contact West Midlands Police with further enquiries.

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