Fatal RTC in Smethwick

Ambulance under clouds

Wednesday 18th December 2013 – 9.30pm – Claire Brown.

Despite advanced life support by ambulance staff, a man has sadly died in a road traffic collision in Smethwick this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Thimblemill Road shortly after 6.00pm today (Wednesday). Two ambulances, a responder paramedic, an area support officer and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a male pedestrian who had been seriously injured.

“The man’s condition quickly deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest. Ambulance crews and the medic immediately commenced resuscitation at the scene but, sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.

“The three occupants of a car, believed to be involved in the collision, were checked over by an ambulance crew but did not require hospital treatment.”

 

ENDS

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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