Friday 6th September 2013 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
One woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and several pedestrians on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath, Birmingham, at 12.50pm this afternoon (Friday). Four ambulances, a responder paramedic and two paramedic officers attended the scene.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board were tasked to the case but was later stood down.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had left the road and collided with a group of pedestrians and a wall.
“One pedestrian, a woman, sustained multiple injuries and was in cardiac arrest. Crews immediately commenced advanced life support at the scene but, due to her critical condition, they decided to ‘scoop and run’, conveying her by land ambulance on blue lights to Heartlands Hospital whilst they continued emergency treatment en route.
“Sadly despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead a short time later.
“A second pedestrian, a four-year-old boy sustained abdominal pain and suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg. He was given pain relief before crews immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board. The boy was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by ambulance on blue lights.
“Two further pedestrians, a woman in her 20s and a two year old boy, were assessed by crews. The woman sustained a facial injury and neck tenderness. She was immobilised and taken to Heartlands Hospital along with the young boy who had suffered no apparent injuries.
“The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured in the crash.”