Coach and car crash on A41

Thursday 6th March 2014 – 10.45am – Chris Kowalik.

There were major traffic delays today after one of the main roads into Wolverhampton was blocked by a collision involving a car and a coach.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A41 at Perton shortly after 8.05am today.

Three ambulance crews, an advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A woman who is in her fifties and driver of the Mercedes was trapped by the damage and was cut free by the fire service. She had an ankle injury. Crews immobilised her with the use of a spinal board and neck collar as a precaution and took her to New Cross Hospital.

“There were eighteen children on the coach, seventeen of whom were checked over and discharged at the scene. The eighteenth, a boy, later developed neck pain and he was taken to New Cross Hospital for that to be checked over.

“The coach driver had arm and leg pain and he was taken to the same hospital for checks.

“None of the injuries were serious.”

WMAS Logo on side of RRV


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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