Four teenagers amongst seven taken to hospital following minibus and car collision

Wednesday 15th October 2014 – 11.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


Seven people, including four teenagers, have been taken to hospital following a collision between a car and a minibus near Codsall, Wolverhampton, this morning.

One of the teenagers was airlifted from the scene whilst both occupants of the car, one of whom had to be cut free with the help of the fire service, were amongst those taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Foxes Lane, Codsall Wood, at 8.25am and sent four ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, crews found a car and a minibus that had been involved in a collision, both of which had suffered front end damage.

“All 15 teenagers from the minibus, together with the driver, had managed to free themselves from the vehicle.

“One of the teenagers, a male, was treated for significant leg and pelvic injuries before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

“Additionally, one male and two female teenagers also required treatment for minor head, facial and leg injuries. All three were taken to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance.

“The minibus driver, a man in his 40s, was treated on scene for head and hand injuries before also being taken to New Cross Hospital by land ambulance.

“The remaining passengers on the minibus were assessed and discharged on scene.

“The car driver, a man in his 40s, was cut free after approximately 30 minutes. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, scoop stretcher and pelvic splint and treated for injuries to his chest and face. He had also suffered suspected pelvic injuries. He was then transported to University Hospital North Staffordshire by land ambulance.

“The passenger, a man in his 30s, was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar, treated for hand and arm injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, by land ambulance.”


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