Friday 7th February 2014 – 7.45am – Chris Kowalik.
Three people have been injured, one seriously, in two road traffic collisions that happened in close proximity of each other near Birmingham Airport.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A45 at 7.40pm on Thursday 6th February.
Two rapid response vehicles, one staffed by a paramedic area support officer, attended along with three ambulances.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The first collision at the junction with Catherine de Barnes Lane, involved a minibus, a people carrier and a car.
“A man in his fifies who was a passenger on the minibus had serious injuries to both legs. One was broken, the other was suspected to be broken and had a deep cut. His legs were splinted, he was given pain relief and was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The woman driver of the car involved had back pain, was cut free from her car and was immobilised as a precaution before being taken to Heartlands Hospital. All six occupants of the people carrier were checked over and discharged at the scene.
“Approx. a hundred metres away, along the A45, there was a second collision. A passenger in one of the cars involved in this collision was complaining of spinal tenderness. She was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Heartlands Hospital.”