Pedestrian’s condition improves en-route to hospital after collision

Tuesday 14th October 2014 – 4.20pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been taken to a major trauma centre following a collision with a car in the Black Country.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Tollhouse Way and Rolfe Street in Smethwick shortly before 1.30pm today.

First to arrive on scene was an advanced Community Paramedic in a rapid response vehicle who happened to be driving nearby as the call came in. He was joined by a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his seventies, had a head injury.

“He was quickly immobilised on a spinal board and, accompanied by the air ambulance doctor, was taken by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“Initially thought to have been knocked unconscious, his condition was described as improving en-route to the hospital.”

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