Four treated as cars overturn in perry barr

Hmed 03 Sunrise at Cosford

Wednesday 19th November – 1.30pm – Suzie Wheaton.

Four people have received emergency medical treatment after being involved in a road traffic incident this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A34, near to the One Stop shopping centre in Perry Barr shortly before 11am.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two senior paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to an incident involving two cars. On arrival at the scene one of the vehicles was found on its side and a second had sustained significant damage.

“The occupants from the car that was found on its side, a man and a child believed to be approximately 10 years of age, were out of the vehicle on the crew’s arrival.

“The man and girl were assessed by ambulance crews at the scene and fortunately were found to have not sustained any serious injuries. Due to the nature of the incident both casualties were conveyed within the same ambulance to City Hospital.

“The occupants from the second car were trapped for a period of time. Ambulance crews worked closely with the fire service to safely extricate the casualties from the vehicle.

“The driver, a man was treated for a fractured leg and a potential chest injury. He was fully immobilised and given pain relief at the scene before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The trauma doctor and critical care paramedic from the air ambulance travelled on board the land ambulance with the crew, continuing to provide medical treatment whilst en route.

“The passenger, a woman, was fully immobilised and extricated as a precaution before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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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