Friday 22nd May 2015 – 7.25pm – Jamie Arrowsmith .
Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on Himley Lane, Himley this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at just before 4pm.
Four ambulances together with a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision involving two cars at Himley, both of which had suffered front end damage.
“Prior to the arrival of crews, a group of four student paramedics had already started caring for the patients after coming across the incident.
“From the first car, a woman in her 30s was treated for a suspected fractured collarbone and cuts to her stomach. She was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Russell’s Hall hospital.
“Travelling in the back of the car, a nine-year-old boy suffered bruising and friction burns from his seatbelt whilst a five-year-old girl was treated for neck and arm pain. They were also immobilised and taken to Russell’s Hall.
“From the second car, a woman in her 40s was treated for back pain and minor injuries to her wrist and hands. She was immobilised and taken to New Cross Hospital for further assessment.”
Paramedic area support officer Kurt Jones was quick to praise the actions of the student paramedics, saying: “A big thank you to our four student paramedics who had already started caring for the patients prior to the arrival of crews. It is always a welcome sight to see patients being cared for when we arrive on scene and they deserve a great deal of credit for their actions.”