Monday 8th June 2015 – 2.05pm – Chris Kowalik.
Four people have been taken to Walsall Manor Hospital following two crashes in Walsall today.
Three of them were as a result of a collision involving a car and a van in High Street, Bloxwich this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 8.40am and sent two ambulance crews and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle to the scene.
The van driver had to be cut free. The fire service cut the side of his van in order for him to be removed safely with the use of a specialist piece of ambulance service equipment called a Kendrick Extrication Device and a spinal board.
In the car were a man and a woman, both believed to be in their sixties. The man had a pain in an arm, the woman had pain to her chest. Their trips to hospital were both precautionary.
This afternoon, in Brickyard Road, Aldridge a classic mini crashed with a Citroen. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly before 12.40pm and sent two ambulance crews and a paramedic area support officer.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The mini was badly damaged. It’s driver, a young man, had grazes and was experiencing some discomfort. He was fully immobilised and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.
“A couple who were in the other car involved were checked over and discharged at the scene.”