Two pedestrians seriously injured

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Wednesday 29th October 2014 – 9.00pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Two pedestrians sustained serious injuries following a road traffic collision in Sutton Coldfield today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances, three rapid response vehicles, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS doctor to the incident on the Birmingham Road in Wylde Green at approximately 6.05pm this evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found two pedestrians who had been injured following a collision with a car. The car was found to have sustained significant damage to its windscreen.

“The first pedestrian, a woman, had suffered a serious head injury and had a reduced level on consciousness. Crews provided emergency medical treatment to the woman at the scene before she was conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The second pedestrian, an elderly man, was treated at the scene for a suspected pelvic fracture and a potential head injury. He was immobilised and conveyed to the same hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“The hospital was pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the arrival of the casualties.”

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Written by officialwmas

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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