Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 4.40pm – Chris Kowalik.
Five people have been taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, following a collision involving a car and a bus in the Black Country.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Toll End Road, Tipton shortly after 1.20pm today.
Five ambulance crews attended along with the crew of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance who came by rapid response vehicle, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A man and a woman who were in the car were cut free with the help of the fire service. The male driver had a head injury. A woman passenger had head, facial, back and chest injuries. Both were anaesthetised at the scene and their airways maintained. The woman was flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The man was taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.
“Three bus passengers had back and neck pain. All three were immobilised. A man and a woman were taken to Sandwell Hospital. A second woman was taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”