Woman loses teeth in ‘freak’ jewellery quarter crash


Friday 7th March 2014 – 3.15pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has suffered multiple injuries after a reversing car mounted the pavement and collided with her before hitting a shop front wall in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Vyse Street in Hockley shortly after 11.30am (Friday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found a car which had struck the wall of a shop. Two pedestrians had also been in collision with the car.

“One pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, sustained arm fractures, a suspected pelvic fracture, a leg injury and facial injuries which resulted in several teeth being knocked out. Ambulance crews gave the woman pain relief before they assessed and cleaned her facial injuries and immobilised her arm into a support sling. Due to suspected pelvic injuries, the ambulance crews placed the woman onto a spinal board to prevent further movement. The woman was taken by land ambulance to City Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“A second pedestrian, a man believed to be the woman’s partner, was assessed by ambulance staff and was found to have suffered a knee injury. He accompanied the woman to hospital in the same ambulance.

“The driver of the car, an elderly man, was uninjured.”



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