Saturday 11th April 2015 – 5.45pm – John Hawker.
Three people travelling in a car have been seriously injured after it collided with the back of a lorry in Birmingham this lunchtime.
The crash occurred on Walsall Road, Perry Barr at around 12.30pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had been in a serious collision with the back of a lorry.
“The three people travelling in the car had all suffered serious injuries and were trapped in the vehicle.
“The man driving the car suffered serious facial, chest and leg injuries and was extricated by ambulance and fire service staff. He received emergency treatment at the scene by medics including being anaesthetised by the trauma doctor from the Air Ambulance.
“The man was then transferred by land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma Centre receiving further treatment whilst on route. A trauma team were on standby awaiting his arrival. Unfortunately the man’s injuries were considered life threatening.
“The man travelling in the passenger seat, believed to be in his early 20’s, suffered a suspected broken arm, facial and back injuries. He also received emergency treatment at the scene whilst being cut from the vehicle. He was trapped for around 30 minutes.
“The woman travelling in the back of the car, believed to be in her late teens, received treatment at the scene by medics for a suspected broken leg and also head injuries.
“Once both passengers were extricated from the car and their conditions had been stabilised, they were both transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Major Trauma unit for further emergency treatment.
“All emergency service personal worked seamlessly together to ensure the patients received the best possible treatment as quickly and safely as possible.”
We have no further details on this incident.