Pedestrian Injured by Tram

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Thursday 1st January 2015 – 11am – Steve Parry.

A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after an incident involving a tram in Wolverhampton this morning.

The incident was reported in Bilston Road, Ettingshall at just after 8.30am.

Two ambulances together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian had been in collision with a tram.

“A man in his twenties was found to be unconscious at the scene but didn’t appear to have suffered any obvious external injuries.

“The patient was anaesthetised by an air ambulance doctor. He was also immobilised with the use of a neck collar and placed on a spinal board before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth 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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