Monday 27th April 2015 – 4.10pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A young girl has been ejected from a car during a two-vehicle collision in Tipton which also left a woman trapped for 50 minutes.
The incident took place on Park Lane West shortly after 1.15pm and West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find two cars that had been in collision, one with front end damage and one with damage to the side of the vehicle.
“Crews were told that a three-year-old girl had been ejected from the vehicle with damage to its side, but she had been comforted and cared for by bystanders before they arrived.
“She was assessed and treated for a head injury, as well as neck and back pain, before being taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by land ambulance. Thankfully her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
“From the same car, the driver – a woman in her 20s, was physically trapped as a result of the collision and crews had to work closely with the fire service to carefully cut her free. A procedure which took approximately 50 minutes.
“She was treated for a suspected pelvis injury and back pain and given pain relief before being transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance.
“A third patient from the car, a one-year-old boy, was uninjured in the collision but taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a precaution.
“The driver of the car with front end damage, a man in his 20s, was assessed for a collarbone injury but did not require ambulance transfer to hospital.”
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