Monday 27th October 2014 – 10.30pm – Murray MacGregor.
A father and his daughter have been taken to separate major trauma centres after they were in collision with a car in Birmingham.
They were on a bike when the collision happened on the A45 Coventry Road, Yardley outside the Bill and Bull public house.
“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene after a number of 999 calls at 7.50pm on Monday evening.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a badly damaged bicycle and a car that had suffered significant damage.
“The 3 year old girl had a serious head injury and was not fully conscious. She was taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the paediatric major trauma centre for the West Midlands with the doctor travelling with her.
“The father, a man in his 30s had suffered serious head and chest injuries and was concussed. He was taken by ambulance on blue lights to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, an adult major trauma centre. The critical care paramedic from the MERIT car travelled with the crew.
“Thankfully, although serious injuries, neither is thought to be in a life threatening condition.
“The driver of the car, a man in his 30s was badly shaken but uninjured and did not require hospital treatment.
“The doctor commented that it was unfortunate that neither the father or daughter was wearing a cycle helmet as they might have reduced the level of injury.”