Monday 22nd June 2015 – 12.05pm – Murray MacGregor.
A pedestrian has been serious injured following a freak road traffic incident in Walsall this morning where she was struck on the head by a steel girder.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bescot Road at the junction of Wallows Lane, shortly after 9.30am.
An ambulance together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle; a community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to be told that a girder on a lorry had struck the woman, who was in her 20s. The girder was still on the lorry.
“The patient was treated for a fractured skull. She was anesthetised by the doctor from the air ambulance and immobilised with the use of a neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher.
“She was taken to the Major Trauma Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by land ambulance.
“The hospital was alerted into the hospital where she was said to be in a critical condition.”