Monday 23rd June 2014 – 10.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Five members of the same family required treatment from paramedics following a road traffic collision in Birmingham this morning.
The crash occurred on Nineveh Road, Handsworth, at 8.20am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent four ambulances, two paramedic area support officers, two doctors and a rapid response paramedic to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find significant traffic disruption at the scene following a collision between a car and five pedestrians.
“Reports at the scene suggested one patient, a seven year old boy, had been dragged underneath the car for approximately 50ft, leading to serious injuries.
“Following assessment from crews, he was treated for injuries to his face and a fractured arm. He was given pain relief at the scene before being taken on alert to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. A doctor travelled with the boy to continue administering emergency treatment en-route.
“Four other patients also required treatment on scene from medics before being taken to City Hospital, Birmingham.
“A woman, the mother of the family, was treated for leg injuries and a dislocated shoulder. Two other boys were injured in the incident, one suffering shoulder and back pain whilst the other had arm injuries.
“One further patient, a girl, was treated for leg and hip pain before being taken to hospital.
“The driver of the car was uninjured, but shaken, following the incident. She was discharged at scene following assessment.”
Notes to Editors:
We have no further clarification on ages of any of the other patients.