Lucky escape for trio following collision with car

Wednesday 26th November – 12.20pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.


Three girls have had an incredibly lucky escape after they were in collision with a car in Edgbaston.

The incident happened at the junction of Somerset Road and Edgbaston Park Road shortly before 10.20am and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The three Birmingham University students were walking to class when the car lost control, spun and collided with railings twice before coming to rest 50-yards further up the road.

“In the process, the car clipped the three students.

“Amazingly none of them suffered serious injuries. The 18, 20 and 21-year-olds all suffered minor leg injuries.  They were assessed by the crew but were discharged at scene.

“The driver, a 20-year-old man, was uninjured.

“The crew commented that all three girls were incredibly lucky.  Had the timing been only slightly different, the result would have been much more serious.”



Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the pictures to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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