Tuesday 27th August 2013 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.
One woman has died and another has been seriously injured in a two car road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls last night to the junction of the B4217 Shaftmoor Lane and Reddings Lane, Hall Green, shortly after 11.30pm (Monday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a significant collision. The passenger of one car, a woman, was in cardiac arrest and was being given CPR by police officers at the scene.
“Crews and the doctor took over resuscitation attempts and continued advanced life support on the woman. Sadly, despite efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.
“The driver of the same car, a woman believed to be in her 50s, sustained a serious chest injury. She was given pain relief before crews and the doctor worked with the fire service to extricate her from the wreckage.
“The woman was immobilised before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
“The driver of the second car had left the scene prior to the arrival of the emergency services.”
Notes to Editors: I have no further details regarding this case. Please contact West Midlands Police for more information.