Pedestrian seriously injured in Birmingham collision

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Saturday 24th January 2015 – 11.10pm – Claire Brown.

A woman has been seriously injured after a collision with a car in Handsworth this evening.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian near Lidl on the Soho Road in Handsworth shortly before 9.30pm (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The pedestrian, a woman believed to be in her 20s, was underneath a car following a road traffic collision when ambulance staff arrived on scene.

“The ambulance staff and medics assessed the woman and found she had sustained suspected injuries to her abdomen, pelvis and leg.

“The woman was given advanced pain relief by the medics before carefully being released from underneath the car with support from the fire service. The woman was immobilised with a scoop stretcher and pelvic binder. Once her condition had been stabilised, the woman was taken on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further emergency treatment.”

ENDS

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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