Friday 28th February 2014 – 1.30pm – Chris Kowalik.
Passing ambulance service staff, including a pregnant paramedic on light duties, were among those who stopped to help at a collision on one of Birmingham’s busiest road junctions.
The collision in Bristol Road, Edgbaston involving a minibus and a car resulted in significant traffic delays in the area.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 10.15am.
The first resource to arrive was motorbike paramedic Mark Hayes of TV’s “Emergency Bikers”. He was joined by a senior paramedic officer who was passing at the time. Also passing was a pregnant paramedic on light duties on a vehicle delivery with an ambulance fleet assistant.
Also assigned to the case were a paramedic area support officer, two ambulance crews and a BASICS emergency nurse. Police and the fire service also attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A minibus carrying six people including the driver and a car had collided.
“The lone car driver, a man in his sixties, had neck, back, chest and leg pain. He also had a suspected broken leg. Due to the nature of the suspected injuries, the roof of the car was cut away by the fire service in order for him to be safely removed. He was given pain relief at the scene and was immobilised before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A man who was one of the passengers on the minibus was taken to the same hospital for precautionary checks. None of the other passengers were injured.
The driver of the minibus was assessed, given some pain relief and was discharged at the scene.”