Chemical incident at bus station in Coventry

Thursday 18th September 2014 – 5.00pm – John Hawker.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to reports of people feeling unwell following visiting toilets at Pool Meadow Bus station, Fairfax Street, Coventry this afternoon at 2.15pm.

Two ambulances, two ambulance officers, a BASICS Doctor and the Trusts HART Team are in attendance at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We have treated four patients at the scene for a minor reaction to being in the presence of an unknown substance.  They were suffering from sore throats, runny eyes, and feeling sick.

“All patients have been checked over at the scene by ambulance crews and the BASICS Doctor.  The three men and one woman are having their symptoms and conditions monitored by medics at the scene at present and their conditions are not currently considered serious.

“One further patient had already left the scene when ambulance crews arrived.  The man has now been spoken to by medics and he has no symptoms.

“The station was evacuated as a precaution until the nature of the substance can be discovered and dealt with appropriately by the emergency services.”


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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