Wednesday 9th July 2014 – 3.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A pedestrian has been badly injured following a collision with a van in Birmingham this afternoon (Wednesday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on the junction of Belchers Lane and Cotterills Lane shortly after 12.50pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, with a doctor on board, to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a male pedestrian, believed to be in his 30s, who had been in collision with a van.
“Ambulance staff assessed the man and treated him for head, pelvis and ankle injuries.
“He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and also had pelvic and ankle splints applied before being taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, by land ambulance.
“The doctor from the air ambulance travelled with the man to continue treatment en-route to the hospital.
“Nobody else was injured in the incident.”