Wednesday 30th October 2014 – 9.40am – Chris Kowalik.
A woman pedestrian has been badly injured in a road traffic collision in the Black Country.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Temple Street, Lower Gornal, shortly after 7.15am today.
Two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the MERIT trauma team consisting of a trauma doctor and critical care practitioner attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The woman, a pedestrian in her sixties, had serious leg injuries.
“Crews used tourniquets and splints, administered pain relief and immobilised her on a scoop stretcher. Accompanied by the MERIT team, she was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A woman who was driving the car involved, was shaken but appeared to be uninjured. She was taken to Russells Hall Hospital as a precaution.”