One man taken to hospital from firework display

Wednesday 5th November – 23.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.

Ambulance 7

Three people have been treated for injuries, one of whom has been taken to hospital, after a firework went into the crowd at Brunswick Park Firework Display in Wednesbury tonight (Wednesday).

Shortly before 8.10pm, West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance to the scene. WMAS also had a senior ambulance officer liaising with on-site medical providers St John Ambulance throughout the event in their regional control room.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews treated a 23-year-old man for an ear injury after a firework went into the crowd. He was then taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for precautionary checks and his condition is not thought to be serious.

“Two further patients, a seven-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man, were treated by St John Ambulance staff for minor leg injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

“In total, nine patients required treatment throughout the course of the event, but only three were as a result of the firework going into the crowd.

“The remaining six patients were all treated by St John Ambulance staff for minor injuries sustained through slips and trips.”

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