Pedestrian seriously injured in West Bromwich

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEST BROMWICH

Friday 13th March 2015 – 4.40pm – Claire Brown.

A pedestrian, who was involved in significant collision with a car in West Bromwich this afternoon, received pre-hospital trauma care by a range of ambulance service assets.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received several 999 calls to reports of a pedestrian who had been seriously injured near to West Bromwich Albion Football Club’s ground on the Birmingham Road at 3.00pm this afternoon (Friday).

A motorcycle paramedic, a paramedic area support officer, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A woman pedestrian, believed to be 25-years-old, had been involved in a collision with a car. Bystanders who witnessed the incident reported that she had been carried some distance by the car.

“The woman, who was being cared for by bystanders, was breathing and fully conscious but had sustained multiple fractures. The medic and ambulance staff worked to stabilise the woman by administering pain relief and immobilising her with a pelvic splint, neck collar and scoop stretcher. The woman was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the MERIT trauma doctor travelled in the ambulance.

“The Birmingham Road remains closed by West Midlands Police this afternoon and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

Mark Hayes, the Trust’s motorcycle paramedic, was second on scene from the Trust and said: “This was a real team effort, not only by a range of ambulance service staff but by bystanders too. The bystanders at the scene were amazing and were providing really excellent care to the woman until we arrived. I cannot thank them enough, well done.”

ENDS

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