Thursday 5th September 2013 – 7.45pm – Claire Brown.
Two men have been injured, one seriously, following a collision involving a bus and a pedestrian in Halesowen during rush hour.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Stourbridge Road between Alexandra Road and Witley Avenue just before 6.00pm this evening (Thursday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a 19-year-old man who had reportedly been in collision with a double decker bus.
“The man suffered a fractured arm, a head injury and suspected pelvic injuries. Crews and the doctor worked as a team to administer pain relief to stabilise his condition at the scene before he was fully immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.
“Crews conveyed the man by ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the regional trauma centre, for further emergency treatment.
“The driver of the bus, a man believed to be in his 40s, sustained neck pain. He was fully assessed by crews before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”